US Pat. No. 10,167,920

ADJUSTABLE DAMPING CURVE SHOCK ABSORBER

Viking Performance, Inc.,...

1. An adjustment control for adjusting a damping curve of a shock absorber, said adjustment control comprising:an aperture seat coupled to a base of said shock absorber, said aperture seat defining a flow tube and said base having a bore;
a plug body including a plug, said plug slidably engaging said flow tube;
a spring in mechanical communication with said plug body, said spring urging said plug into said flow tube;
a plug nut including a non-circular region and a first threaded portion, said plug nut being in mechanical communication with said spring;
an adjustment nut shaft stud including a second threaded portion to engage said first threaded portion;
an adjustment nut coupled to said base, said adjustment nut defining a non-circular cavity to receive at least a portion of said adjustment nut shaft stud and at least a portion of said non-circular region of said plug nut such that said plug nut cannot rotate relative to said non-circular cavity of said adjustment nut; and
an adjustment knob, wherein rotation of said adjustment knob both clockwise and counter-clockwise causes rotation of said adjustment nut shaft stud relative to said adjustment nut while said adjustment nut remains stationary, and wherein both clockwise and counter-clockwise rotation of said second threaded portion of said adjustment nut shaft stud causes axial movement of said plug nut while said adjustment nut shaft stud remains axially stationary with respect to said flow tube.

US Pat. No. 10,167,919

CYLINDER DEVICE AND COVER MEMBER

KYB Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A cylinder device, comprising:a cylinder that has one end from which a piston rod extends;
a pipe-shaped cover member that has an extendable bellows portion and a small-diameter portion whose inner diameter is smaller than an inner diameter of the bellows portion, the cover member being configured to protect the piston rod; and
a capping member fitted into the cylinder, the capping member having a convex portion to which the small-diameter portion of the cover member is locked, at an outer periphery, wherein
at the small-diameter portion of the cover member, a bulge portion that bulges outside in a radial direction is formed, and
a rigidity at an open end side of the bulge portion is lower than a rigidity at a base end side of the bulge portion.

US Pat. No. 10,167,918

VALVE

KYB Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A valve comprising:a valve disc that partitions one chamber and another chamber; and
annular-plate shaped leaf valves laminated on each of the one chamber side and the other chamber side of the valve disc, wherein
the valve disc includes:
an annular boss formed in each of the one chamber side and the other chamber side to support the leaf valves;
a seat formed on an outer peripheral side of the boss on each of the one chamber side and the other chamber side, the leaf valves being seated on the seats and liftable from the seats;
an opening on each of the one chamber side and the other chamber side, each opening surrounded by a corresponding one of the seats;
one passage that allows the one chamber to communicate with the opening at the other chamber side; and
another passage that allows the other chamber to communicate with the opening at the one chamber side,
wherein at least one of the seats on the one chamber side and the other chamber side is disposed to project with respect to the bosses, an outer peripheral end of the seat on the other chamber side is disposed on an outer peripheral side with respect to an outer peripheral end of the leaf valve, the leaf valve being seated on the seat on the other chamber side,
wherein the outer peripheral end of the seat on the other chamber side is disposed at a position identical to an outer peripheral end of the seat on the one chamber side in a radial direction of the valve disc, alternatively, the outer peripheral end of the seat on the other chamber side being disposed on an outer peripheral side with respect to the outer peripheral end of the seat on the one chamber side, and
wherein the seat on the one chamber side includes a plurality of branches and a plurality of arc-shaped arc portions, the branches extending from the boss on the one chamber side to an outer peripheral side, the arc portion coupling outer peripheral ends of the adjacent branches.

US Pat. No. 10,167,917

VIBRATION CONTROL

BAE Systems PLC, London ...

1. An apparatus comprising:a machine;
a plate; and
at least one of: a cable, a bundle of cables, a pipe for carrying a fluid to or from the machine, and a conduit;
wherein the machine is on a first side of the plate and at least part of the cable, bundle, pipe or conduit is on a second, opposite, side of the plate; and
wherein the plate is susceptible to vibrations arising from operation of the machine;
the apparatus further comprising:
an active vibration suppressor mounted on the cable, the bundle of cables, the pipe, or the conduit;
a controller configured to control the active vibration suppressor to reduce vibrations of the plate; and
a plurality of sensors mounted on the plate, the sensors being arranged to sense vibrations of the plate and to generate a signal indicative of those vibrations.

US Pat. No. 10,167,915

ACTIVE BRAKE COOLING DUCTS

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A vehicle brake cooling system, comprising:a first brake cooling duct extending from a first air intake at a front portion of the vehicle to a first outlet adjacent a first wheel of the vehicle, the first outlet having a first diverter to direct airflow received from the first air intake toward a first brake assembly of the first wheel as the first wheel moves during operation of the vehicle; and
a brake cooling manager to determine a position of the first diverter responsive to a position of the first brake assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,167,914

ELECTROMECHANICAL BRAKE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. An electromechanical brake which includes a pair of friction pads installed to press a disc at a time of performing a braking operation, a piston which is installed in a caliper housing so as to be movable forward and backward, and moves forward to press one of the pair of friction pads at the time of performing the braking operation, and a drive unit which provides power for moving the piston, the drive unit comprising:a nut member which is coupled to the piston installed in the caliper housing and moves in an axial direction to allow the piston to move forward and backward;
a spindle which is thread-coupled to the nut member and rotates to move the nut member in the axial direction;
an electric motor which provides power for rotating the spindle;
a friction member which is rotatably installed in the caliper housing and rotates together with the spindle by frictional force when the spindle comes into contact with the friction member and causes friction; and
an elastic member which is installed between the caliper housing and the friction member, stores elastic energy by being deformed when the friction member rotates during the braking operation, and provides elastic restoring force as backward torque to the spindle through the friction member when the braking operation is released,
wherein a support portion having a shape enlarged in a radical direction protrudes from the spindle, the friction member is formed in a ring shape such that a portion of the spindle in a rear of the support portion is coupled to pass through an interior of the friction member, and the support portion of the spindle presses the friction member so as to generate the friction force, and
wherein the elastic member is a torsion spring installed between the caliper housing and the friction member.

US Pat. No. 10,167,901

BEARING ISOLATOR

AES Engineering Ltd., Ro...

1. A bearing isolator apparatus for use in a piece of equipment includes a rotatable shaft and a housing through which the shaft extends, said bearing isolator comprising:a static component for securing to the housing;
a rotational component for securing to the shaft;
a tortuous fluid path extending radially and axially between said static component and said rotational component;
a plurality of electrically conductive filaments extending axially between said static component and said rotational component from an orifice in one of said static component and said rotational component towards the other of said rotational component and said static component, and said other of said rotational component and said static component includes an axially extending contacting nib making contact with said plurality of electrically conductive filaments for permitting an electrical current to pass between said static component and said rotational component; and,
a conductive member electrically connecting said rotational component to the rotatable shaft of the piece of equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,167,896

TRIPLE ROW YOKE ROLLER ASSEMBLY

Roller Bearing Company of...

1. A yoke roller assembly for a beverage can forming machine, the yoke roller assembly comprising:an outer ring having an interior area defined by an inner surface extending a first width between a first axial end and a second axial end, the outer ring having a first outside diameter and first inside diameter, the inner surface having a radially inward facing bearing surface extending between a first radially inwardly extending flange and a second radially inwardly extending flange;
an inner ring having an outer surface extending between a third axial end and a fourth axial end, the inner ring extending through the interior area of the outer ring, the outer surface having a first axially outwardly extending shoulder proximate the third axial end and a second axially outwardly extending shoulder proximate the fourth axial end and a radially outwardly facing bearing surface extending between the first axially outwardly extending shoulder and the second axially outwardly extending shoulder;
a first end plate positioned at the first axially outwardly extending shoulder and a second end plate positioned at the second axially outwardly extending shoulder;
a first row of a plurality of first rollers, a second row of a plurality of second rollers, and a third row of a plurality of third rollers, each of the first row of the plurality of first rollers, the second row of the plurality of second rollers, and the third row of the plurality of third rollers being positioned in the interior area between and in rolling engagement with the radially outwardly facing bearing surface and the radially inward facing bearing surface;
the first row of the plurality of first rollers, the second row of the plurality of second rollers and the third row of the plurality of third rollers being axially retained by at least two of the first radially inwardly extending flange, the second radially inwardly extending flange, the first end plate and the second end plate;
the outer ring having a radially outwardly extending lobe circumferentially extending therearound, the lobe having a substantially rectangular cross section and being formed integrally with the outer ring, the lobe having opposing axial end faces extending a second width and the second rollers are positioned axially inward of the axial end faces of the lobe, the lobe having a second outside diameter; and
the first rollers and third rollers each have an axial end positioned axially inward of the axial end faces of the lobe.

US Pat. No. 10,167,888

MULTI-ORIENTABLE STRUT CHANNEL SUPPORT SYSTEM

1. A strut channel support system comprising:a first brace;
a second brace;
a fastening mechanism;
an oblong plate;
the first brace and the second brace being arranged on the oblong plate in an offsetting configuration so as to render the first brace and the second brace not aligning with each other;
the first brace and the second brace each comprising a U-shaped channel, a base, a fastener-engagement point and a strut-attachment feature,
the base being terminally connected to the U-shaped channel,
a central axis of the U-shaped channel being oriented normal to the base, the fastener-engagement point being centrally integrated into the base,
the strut-attachment feature being integrated into the U-shaped channel, the strut-attachment feature being a pair of holes, the pair of holes traversing through the U-shaped channel;
the fastening mechanism comprising a first fastener and a second fastener;
the base of the first brace being attached onto the oblong plate by the first fastener;
the base of the first brace being parallel with the oblong plate;
the base of the second brace being attached onto the oblong plate by the second fastener;
the base of the second brace being parallel with the oblong plate;
the oblong plate being located in between the base of the first brace and the base of the second brace;
the first fastener traversing through the oblong plate and the fastener-engagement point of the first brace; and
the second fastener traversing through the oblong plate and the fastener-engagement point of the second brace.

US Pat. No. 10,167,866

DISPLACEMENT PUMP AND A CONTROL RING FOR A DISPLACEMENT PUMP

VOLVO CAR CORPORATION, (...

1. A pumping device comprising:a rotatable control ring centered on a first rotational axis for controlling flow of a medium, the control ring comprising first and second axial surfaces, the first axial surface having an interface section provided with at least first and second openings, the first and second openings being arc shaped and separated by first and second lands, wherein the first land is provided with a first tapered groove extending from the first opening into the first land, the first tapered groove having a broad edge facing in a direction of the first opening and a tip facing in a direction of the second opening, wherein the first tapered groove extends into the first land such that an angular distance between the first and second openings along the first land is different at different radial distances, wherein the first tapered groove is arranged at an inner circumference of the first opening, and the first land is provided with a second tapered groove that is arranged at an outer circumference of the first opening, the second tapered groove having a broad portion facing in a direction of the first opening and a tip that is narrower than the broad portion and which faces in a direction of the second opening:
a pump unit including pressure chambers; and
a rear plate disposed between the pumping unit and the control ring and adapted to rotate about a second rotational axis, the rear plate having axial outlets that are positioned rotationally symmetrical about the second rotational axis;
wherein the control ring is adapted to abut against the rear plate such that by rotating the control ring a displacement of the pumping device can be changed between 100 and 0%, and wherein the first rotational axis is eccentric with respect to the second rotational axis such that
when the control ring is positioned for 100% displacement and the rear plate is rotated relative to the control ring, the axial outlets passing over the first land are fully covered by the first land during a first predetermined angular distance, and
when the control ring is positioned for 0% displacement and the rear plate is rotated relative to the control ring, the axial outlets passing over the first land are covered by the first land during a second predetermined angular distance, wherein the first predetermined angular distance is longer than the second predetermined angular distance.

US Pat. No. 10,167,848

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MONITORING AN INDIVIDUAL BLADE ADJUSTMENT OF A WIND TURBINE

Senvion GmbH, Hamburg (D...

1. A method for operating a wind turbine that includesa tower,
a rotor arranged on the tower having at least two rotor blades, wherein of each of said at least two rotor blades has an individually adjustable blade angle,
a blade adjustment system that includes a blade controller and sensors for sensing individual actual blade angles ?iact of the at least two rotor blades, and
an individual blade controller configured to receive a collective set point blade angle ?cset from the blade controller and to actuate the at least two rotor blades with individual set point blade angles ?iIPC, respectively,the method comprising:forming a difference signal based upon a difference between
(a) a collective blade angle actual mean value ?act and a collective blade angle set point mean value ?IPC;
(b) the collective set point mean value ?IPC and the collective set point blade angle ?cset; or
(c) the collective set point blade angle ?cset and a collective actual mean value ?act;
averaging the difference signal over time to obtain an averaged over time value;
monitoring the averaged over time value to determine whether at least one limiting value is exceeded in absolute terms; and
reducing an operation of the wind turbine with respect to load when the averaged over time value exceeds the at least one limiting value in absolute terms and determining a malfunction of:
(i) a blade adjustment drive or a blade bearing where the difference signal is based upon the difference between (a) the collective blade angle actual mean value ?act and the collective blade angle set point mean value ?IPC; or
(ii) the individual blade controller where the difference signal is based upon the difference between either (b) the collective set point mean value ?IPC and the collective set point blade angle ?cset or (c) the collective set point blade angle ?cset and the collective actual mean value ?act.

US Pat. No. 10,167,845

BLADE FLOW DEFLECTOR

RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVER...

1. An airfoil blade assembly comprising:a blade extending in a radial direction from a root towards a tip, the blade including a lift generating section with a first profiled body defined between a pressure surface and a suction surface, the first profiled body extending from a first leading edge to a first trailing edge with a first chord extending form the first leading edge to the first trailing edge and being perpendicular to the radial direction;
a plurality of flow deflectors extending along either the pressure surface or the suction surface within the lift generating section of the blade, the plurality of flow deflectors defining a second profiled body extending between a second leading edge and a second trailing edge with a second chord extending between the second leading edge and the second trailing edge, the second profiled body defining an outer surface facing away from respective pressure surface or suction surface along which the plurality of flow deflectors extend;
wherein the plurality of flow deflectors are positioned along a length of the blade so that a radial component of velocity of an incoming airflow is redirected to produce an additional amount of torque on a rotor, thereby increasing overall power produced by a turbine incorporating the airfoil blade assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,167,825

AIR INTAKE ASSEMBLY FOR MOTORCYCLE

Harley-Davidson Motor Com...

1. An air intake assembly comprising:a filter element; and
an intake conduit including
a first end forming an inlet opening, the first end supporting the filter element,
a second end forming an outlet opening and being adapted for attachment to an internal combustion engine, and
a body defining a central axis extending between the first and second ends;
wherein a first lateral dimension of the body is taken transverse to the central axis, adjacent the inlet opening, within a plane that intersects both the inlet and outlet openings;
wherein a second lateral dimension of the body is taken transverse to the central axis, adjacent the outlet opening, within the plane; and
wherein the first lateral dimension is less than the second lateral dimension.

US Pat. No. 10,167,816

ENGINE COWLING OF AN AIRCRAFT GAS TURBINE

1. An engine cowling of an aircraft gas turbine, comprising:a front area, and
a rear area that is displaceable in an axial direction,
a plurality of thrust reversal actuators that are length-adjustable and arranged at a non-zero angle to one another, the plurality of thrust reversal actuators each having a first end and a second end, the first ends being mounted to the aircraft gas turbine to support the plurality of thrust reversal actuators,
wherein the rear area is directly mounted to, and supported by, the second ends of the plurality of thrust reversal actuators,
wherein the plurality of thrust reversal actuators form a framework structure between the first ends and the rear area.

US Pat. No. 10,167,807

CONTROL UNIT OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

MAN Energy Solutions SE, ...

1. A control device of an internal combustion engine for controlling injectors/gas valves of a fuel supply system of the internal combustion engine, the control device being configured to:control each injector or each gas valve for opening such that a voltage present at the respective injector/gas valve changes between different voltage levels in a boost phase of the control as well as between first and second voltage levels in a hold phase of the control,
wherein the control device controls the respective injector or the respective gas valve in the boost phase such that after reaching a defined boost current level the voltage present at the respective injector/gas valve changes between a first boost voltage level greater than zero volts (0 V) and a second boost voltage having a level greater than the first boost level and greater than a supply voltage of the control device,
wherein the control device compares an actual boost current with the defined boost current level and applies the second boost voltage to the respective injector/gas valve when the actual boost current drops below the defined boost current level and applies the first boost voltage to the respective injector/gas valve when the actual boost current is greater than the defined boost current,
wherein the second hold voltage level and the first boost voltage level correspond to the supply voltage of the control device.

US Pat. No. 10,167,774

TURBOMACHINE

Cummins Ltd., Huddersfie...

1. A variable geometry turbine comprisinga turbine wheel mounted for rotation about a turbine axis within a housing, the housing defining an annular inlet surrounding the turbine wheel and defined between first and second inlet sidewalls; and
a cylindrical sleeve axially movable across the annular inlet to vary the size of a gas flow path through the inlet;
wherein the annular inlet is divided into at least three axially offset inlet passages by two or more inlet passage walls disposed between the first and second inlet sidewalls.

US Pat. No. 10,167,741

NACELLE FLUID DRAIN

ROHR, INC., Chula Vista,...

1. An aircraft engine nacelle comprising:an outer sleeve; and
an inner fixed structure surrounding a portion of an engine and helping to define a core compartment, the outer sleeve and the inner fixed structure defining between them a bypass air duct;
the inner fixed structure comprising a gutter, the gutter configured to drain fluids in an aft direction through the inner fixed structure through a gutter outlet located aft of the bypass air duct.

US Pat. No. 10,167,738

COMPRESSOR CASE SNAP ASSEMBLY

United Technologies Corpo...

9. A turbine engine comprising:a plurality of case spacers, each of said case spacers having at least one flange;
at least one air seal, wherein each of said at least one flanges is separated from an adjacent component by one of said at least one air seals;
wherein said at least one air seal is snap fit to said at least one flange; and
wherein each flange of said at least one flange includes at least three distinct material layers each having a distinct thermal expansion coefficient such that the thermal expansion coefficient of the at least flange has a gradient through the at least three distinct material layers in at least one of an axial and a radial direction relative to an axis and radius defined by the turbine engine.

US Pat. No. 10,167,729

KNIFE EDGE WITH INCREASED CRACK PROPAGATION LIFE

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A knife edge seal having opposing sides, comprising:a pedestal;
a knife edge including a tip and a bottom portion, the tip being spaced apart from the bottom portion and the bottom portion being arranged on the pedestal, the knife edge has a cross-section providing a linear first surface arranged at each of the opposing sides and extending from the tip to a radius and the pedestal has a cross-section providing a linear second surface that adjoins an outer edge surface of the pedestal, at each of the opposing sides, the linear second surface of the pedestal being in connection with the radius and downwardly and outwardly extending away in relation to the linear first surface and the radius at each of the opposing sides to adjoin with the outer edge surface, the starting location of the outer edge surface of the pedestal having an underlying, spaced relationship with the radius that is also outbound from the radius, the linear first surface and the second linear surface are arranged at each of the opposing sides so as to have a connecting, tangential relationship with the radius that adjoins the linear first surface to the linear second surface at each of the opposing sides, and the tip has a first width and the pedestal has a second width, the second width being between the outer edge surfaces at the opposing sides,
wherein a ratio of the second width to the first width is in a range of 5:1 to 15:1, and
wherein an angle between each of the linear first surface and the linear second surface that has the connecting, tangential relationship with the radius at each of the opposing sides is in a range of 110 to 160 degrees.

US Pat. No. 10,167,683

CENTRALIZER FOR DOWNHOLE PROBES

Evolution Engineering Inc...

1. A centralizer for use in subsurface drilling, the centralizer comprising:an elongated tubular member having a wall formed to provide a cross-section that provides first outwardly-convex lobes, the first lobes arranged to contact a bore wall of a bore in a section of drill string at a plurality of spots spaced apart around a circumference of the bore wall; and
a plurality of inwardly-projecting portions, each of the plurality of inwardly-projecting portions arranged to support a probe in a centralized relationship to the bore wall;
wherein the first lobes are arranged to define a first plurality of fluid channels between the centralizer and the bore wall and the inwardly projecting portions are arranged to define a second plurality of fluid channels between the centralizer and the probe which is centralized by the centralizer.

US Pat. No. 10,167,673

EARTH-BORING TOOLS AND METHODS OF FORMING TOOLS INCLUDING HARD PARTICLES IN A BINDER

Baker Hughes Incorporated...

15. A method of forming an earth-boring tool, comprising:forming a binder material comprising a eutectic or near-eutectic composition; and
combining hard particles with the binder material to form a body of an earth-boring tool, the hard particles comprising at least one material selected from the group consisting of a transition metal nitride, a transition metal boride, and a transition metal silicide.

US Pat. No. 10,167,641

AIR CONTROL TRIGGER FOR INTEGRATED HANDHELD TEXTURE SPRAYER

Graco Minnesota, Inc., M...

1. A handheld sprayer comprising:a housing through which an air flow passage extends;
a compressed air source configured to generate an airflow within the air flow passage;
a spray tip positioned to receive airflow from the air flow passage;
a hopper connected to the housing and configured to discharge a fluid into the air flow passage
a first valve that modulates air flow within the air flow passage;
a bleed line extending between an outlet of the compressed air source and the hopper;
a trigger mounted to the housing;
a second valve that is positioned in the bleed line and connected to the trigger, and that modulates bleed airflow to the hopper from the compressed air source;
wherein actuation of the trigger controls discharge of the fluid from the hopper into the air flow passage, controls the first valve to change the airflow within the air flow passage, and controls the second valve to change the bleed airflow within the bleed line;
wherein actuation of the trigger increases both the discharge of the fluid from the hopper into the air flow passage and the bleed airflow from the compressed air source to the hopper.

US Pat. No. 10,167,639

FLUSH FACE WALL TILE

Ludowici Roof Tile, Inc.,...

1. A flush face wall tile assembly comprising at least two wall tiles, wherein each wall tile of the wall assembly comprises:a front surface comprising
a front face wall;
a rear surface comprising a rear wall;
a top surface;
a bottom surface; and
opposing side surfaces;
wherein each wall tile comprises a tapered profile such that a thickness of the wall tile between the front face wall and the rear wall increases from a bottom portion of the front face wall to an upper portion of the front face wall;
wherein the rear wall of each wall tile is positionable adjacent to a wall surface such that the front face wall is aligned substantially parallel to the wall surface;
wherein each wall tile is ceramic;
wherein the at least two wall tiles are positioned adjacent to each other to align the front face walls of each wall tile along a plane coplanar with each other such that a gap is formed and maintained between the front face walls of each wall tile.

US Pat. No. 10,167,637

METHOD OF USING A SELF ADHERING ROOFING MEMBRANE

Firestone Building Produc...

1. A method for affixing a roofing membrane to a roof substrate, said method comprising:a) providing a roofing membrane product having two primary exterior surfaces, said roofing membrane product comprising
1) a single-ply roofing membrane, and
2) directly contacting at least a portion of one primary exterior surface of said single-ply roofing membrane, a layer of pressure sensitive adhesive that is free of curing additives, said adhesive layer having a thickness of no more than 0.015 inches,
said single-ply roofing membrane constituting one of said two primary exterior surfaces of said roofing membrane product; and
b) applying said roofing membrane product to said roof surface so that said layer of pressure sensitive adhesive is in direct contact with said roof surface,
thereby affixing said roofing membrane to said roof surface.

US Pat. No. 10,167,630

FOAM WALL STRUCTURES AND METHODS FOR THE MANUFACTURE THEREOF

COVESTRO LLC, Pittsburgh...

1. A wall structure comprising:a frame comprising:
a first member;
a second member spaced apart from the first member; and
nominally 2×4 or nominally 2×6 connecting members extending between the first member and the second member, wherein the first member, the second member, and the connecting members each comprise a front surface and a rear surface that form a front frame surface and a rear frame surface;
a first foam panel attached to the front frame surface, wherein:
(i) the first foam panel overlies the front frame surface, and
(ii) the first foam panel, the first member, the second member, and the connecting members define a cavity within the frame;
a second foam panel, having a thickness of no more than 2 inches, disposed within the cavity and having a front surface that is in contact with a rear surface of the first foam panel and a rear surface facing away from the first foam panel; and
a foam layer located within the cavity, wherein the foam layer adheres to the first foam panel and the second foam panel, the foam layer covers a portion of the rear surface of the second foam panel, and at least 10% of the surface area of the rear surface of the second foam panel is not covered by the foam layer.

US Pat. No. 10,167,624

MOBILE SHELTER AND METHOD OF ERECTING THE SAME

1. A mobile shelter comprising:a transportable container having a first end and a second end, defining a longitudinal center axis there through, wherein the container further comprises;
a base structure;
a roof structure adjustably folded over the base structure;
a load bearing frame comprised of four sidewalls, the sidewalls having an interior side and an exterior side, the sidewalls extending upwardly from the base structure; and
a drive wall,
wherein the shelter is transformed between a compacted configuration and an expanded configuration when the load bearing frame is rotated outward from the base structure, and
wherein the compacted configuration transforms into the expanded configuration when the drive wall moves along the longitudinal axis, the drive wall forcing the sidewalls into an expanded configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,167,616

METHOD OF COUPLING A PIT EXTENSION TO A PIT LINER OF A PIT VAULT

Mueller International, LL...

1. A method of coupling a pit extension to a pit liner of a pit vault comprising:aligning an extension bottom end of the pit extension with a liner top end of the pit liner in an end-to-end facing relationship, the pit liner defining a liner inner surface and a liner outer surface;
bringing a leg of the pit extension into engagement with the pit liner proximate to the liner top end, wherein bringing the leg of the pit extension into engagement with the pit liner comprises engaging a tooth defined on the leg with the liner outer surface;
plastically deforming the tooth; and
attaching the leg to the pit liner.

US Pat. No. 10,167,615

CONTROL SYSTEM FOR CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY AND CONTROL METHOD FOR CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY USING THE SAME

DOOSAN INFRACORE CO., LTD...

1. A control system for construction machinery, comprising:first and second hydraulic pumps connected to an engine;
a swing control valve and a first boom control valve installed in a first center bypass line connected to the first hydraulic pump and connected parallel with each other to the first hydraulic pump by a parallel line, the swing control valve configured to control a drive of a swing motor, the first boom control valve configured to control a drive of a boom cylinder;
a second boom control valve installed in a second center bypass line connected to the second hydraulic pump, the second boom control valve configured to control the drive of the boom cylinder;
a shutoff valve installed in a control line through which a boom raising pilot signal pressure for raising a boom of the boom cylinder is supplied to the first boom control valve and configured to selectively open and close the control line; and
a control unit configured to electronically control the shutoff valve according to a manipulation signal in the construction machinery, wherein the control unit closes the shutoff valve such that the first boom control valve is shifted to a neutral position when a swing operation priority mode is selected, wherein the control unit comprises
a selection switch for selecting the swing operation priority mode, and
a controller configured to receive the manipulation signal in the construction machinery and a selection signal from the selection switch and apply a current to the shutoff valve.

US Pat. No. 10,167,614

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING HYDRAULIC COMPONENTS OF A WORK VEHICLE BASED ON STORED ELECTRO-HYDRAULIC SETTINGS

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A computer-implemented method for controlling the operation of at least one hydraulic component of a work vehicle, the work vehicle including a hydrostatic drive unit configured to rotationally drive associated wheels of the work vehicle and one or more hydraulic cylinders configured to adjust a position or at least on of a loader arm or an implement of the work vehicle, the method comprising:storing, with a computing device, a plurality of first electro-hydraulic settings for the hydrostatic drive unit and the one or more hydraulic cylinders of the work vehicle, each of the plurality of first electro-hydraulic settings including a combination of both a unique individual electro-hydraulic setting for the hydrostatic drive unit and a unique individual electro-hydraulic setting for the one or more hydraulic cylinders;
receiving, with the computing device, a first input associated with selecting a desired individual electro-hydraulic setting for the hydrostatic drive unit from one of the plurality of first electro-hydraulic settings;
receiving, with the computing device, a second input associated with selecting a desired individual electro-hydraulic setting for the one or more hydraulic cylinders from a different one of the plurality of first electro-hydraulic settings;
storing, with the computing device, a combination of the desired individual electro-hydraulic setting for the hydrostatic drive unit and the desired individual electro-hydraulic setting for the one or more hydraulic cylinders as a second electro-hydraulic setting;
receiving, with the computing device, a third input associated with an operator's selection of the second hydraulic setting;
actively controlling, with the computing device, the operation of the hydrostatic drive unit and the one or more cylinders in accordance with the desired individual electro-hydraulic settings associated with the second electro-hydraulic setting.

US Pat. No. 10,167,612

COUNTERWEIGHT DEVICE FOR ARRANGING ACCUMULATORS INSIDE THE COUNTERWEIGHT OF A WORKING MACHINE

Caterpillar SARL, Geneva...

1. A counterweight device in a working machine, the working machine including:a plurality of fluid pressure actuators;
a machine body driven by a first actuator of the plurality of fluid pressure actuators;
a working device mounted at a first end side of the machine body and operatively coupled to a second actuator of the plurality of fluid pressure actuators; and
a counterweight disposed on a second end side of the machine body, the second end side of the machine body being disposed opposite the first end side of the machine body,
the counterweight device comprising:
a temporary placement support structure disposed inside a recess portion of the counterweight; and
a plurality of accumulators disposed within the temporary placement support structure and fluidly coupled to the plurality of fluid pressure actuators for transfer of fluid power therebetween, the temporary placement support structure and the plurality of accumulators being mounted to the machine body independent of whether the counterweight is mounted to the machine body.

US Pat. No. 10,167,610

CONSTRUCTION MACHINE

Hitachi Construction Mach...

1. A construction machine comprising:an undercarriage;
an upperstructure that is turnably provided on the undercarriage;
an engine room that is provided on the upperstructure;
a reducing agent tank that is disposed in a radiator space adjacent to the engine room, and stores a reducing agent;
an engine, a cooling fan that rotates by driving of the engine, an injector that injects the reducing agent to exhaust gas exhausted from the engine, and a reducing agent hose that connects the injector and the reducing agent tank, which are provided in the engine room; and
a heat exchanger that is disposed between the reducing agent tank and the cooling fan, performs heat exchange by cooling air generated by rotation of the cooling fan to cool the engine, the construction machine comprising
a bracket for placing the heat exchanger, the bracket being composed of a strength member having a substantially U-shaped cross-section opened downward, having a first side plate section facing a side of the radiator space on which the reducing agent tank is disposed, a second side plate section facing inside of the engine room, and a top plate section connecting the first side plate section and the second side plate section, wherein
a first cutout section for allowing the reducing agent hose to be inserted, and a second cutout section for allowing the reducing agent hose to be inserted are provided in the first side plate section and the second side plate section, respectively, and
a portion of the reducing agent hose passes through the first cutout section and the second cutout section to be wired in an internal space of the bracket.

US Pat. No. 10,167,602

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IN-SITU CLEAN UP OF BURNABLE MATERIALS

Worcester Polytechnic Ins...

1. A method for burning a burnable material comprising:placing on top of a burnable material a first side of a porous matrix, wherein a plurality of heat conducting members are disposed only at the periphery of the porous matrix and extend from a second side opposite to the first side of the porous matrix, wherein the porous matrix is made of a thermally conductive material;
allowing the porous matrix to become at least partially submerged in the burnable material; and
igniting the burnable material to cause the burnable material to burn, wherein the plurality of heat conducting members act to reflux heat from burning of the burnable material back to unburned burnable material to cause nucleate boiling of the unburned burnable material.

US Pat. No. 10,167,596

PIVOTABLE LAMP SUPPORT STRUCTURE

AMERICAN LOUVER COMPANY, ...

1. A pivoting support system, comprising:a support element;
a bore, a counterbore, and a boss formed in the support element;
a device; and
a bolt rotatably connecting the device to the support element in a selective one of a main position and a pivoted position,
wherein the bolt is disposed at least partially within the bore, the bore, counterbore and boss enabling the bolt to be selectively positioned, within the bore, along a bore axis and along an axis other than the bore axis.

US Pat. No. 10,167,586

PRODUCTION PROCESS OF ENVIRONMENT-FRIENDLY DENIM FABRIC AND PRODUCTION LINE THEREOF

Tat Fung Textile Company ...

1. A production line of a denim fabric, comprising:a spinning unit having a spinning frame, a winding machine and a false twisting device, wherein the false twisting device is located between a front roller outlet and a yarn guide hook of the spinning frame and is for excessive pre-torsion of yarn slivers in an axial direction and generating twists which are the same in quantity but different in twisting direction on the yarn slivers;
a dyeing unit configured to perform adsorption of glucose-containing sulfur dyestuff on yarns with the twists in padding liquor of 60-90° C. and then perform color fixation;
a loom unit configured to perform a process of weaving to produce a fabric; and
a liquid ammonia finishing unit consisting of a fabric mercerizing device, an ammonia removal device, an ammonia recycling device and a controller, wherein the fabric mercerizing device is configured to enable fibers of the fabric to swell to achieve a mercerizing effect under certain temperature and tension and under dipping and action of ammonia; the ammonia removal device is configured to evaporate residual ammonia in the fabric; the ammonia recycling device is configured to collect evaporated ammonia and feed the evaporated ammonia back to the fabric mercerizing device for continuous use after the evaporated ammonia is cooled down and compressed; the controller is configured to control various parameters of the ammonia recycling device.

US Pat. No. 10,167,579

FLEECE FABRIC AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

Sanko Tekstil Isletmeleri...

1. A fabric having a first side and a second side, the fabric comprising weft yarns and warp yarns woven together in pattern, wherein at least some of the weft, or warp, yarns float over a plurality of warp yarns, or weft yarns, and below a plurality of warp yarns, or weft yarns, to provide weft, or warp, over portions on said first side and weft, or warp under portions on said second side,whereby at least one of said under portions and said over portions of the yarns form loops, wherein at least some of said yarns that form said loops are conjugate yarns comprising a plurality of filaments splittable into sub-filaments, and said loops of said conjugate yarns extend for a length of at least three adjacent warp, or weft, yarns,
wherein said under portions form said loops and said over portions define connection portions and said loops extend past a first number of yarns and the connection portions extend past a second number of yarns, the first number being at least 3 times the second number and less than 24 times the second number.

US Pat. No. 10,167,578

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR REGULATING TENSION IN WARPING

COLUMBIA INSURANCE COMPAN...

1. A warping system in proximity to a yarn creel that supplies yarn thereto, the warping system comprising:a beam for winding yarn thereon;
a warper configured to support and rotate the beam as yarn is wound onto the beam;
a warper top attached to the warper and positioned vertically above the warper;
a roller that is vertically above and vertically spaced from the warper top, the warper, and the beam, wherein the roller receives yarn directly from the yarn creel and redirects the yarn towards the beam;
an expansion comb positioned between the roller and the warper along a vertical axis, wherein the expansion comb is mounted to the warper top,
wherein at least a portion of the yarn extends between the roller and the beam and contacts the expansion comb while remaining substantially within a yarn plane, wherein the yarn plane is oriented at a substantially constant angle relative to a horizontal surface on which the warper is positioned, and
wherein the warper is further configured to articulate the beam relative to the roller to maintain the substantially constant angle between the yarn plane and the horizontal surface as the wound yarn on the outer diameter of the beam increases.

US Pat. No. 10,167,574

POROUS SURFACE FOR BIOMEDICAL DEVICES

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. A biomedical device, comprising:a support structure, the support structure comprising:
a substrate; and
one or more layers on the substrate, the support structure being transmissive to at least one wavelength of radiation;
a microarray formation layer formed over the support structure, wherein the microarray formation layer is a silicon nitride layer, and the microarray formation layer has one or more wells formed therein, each of the one or more wells having a bottom surface;
a porous silicon-containing layer formed on the bottom surface of the one or more wells, the porous silicon-containing layer having an exposed surface; and
a biological probe positioned in connection with the exposed surface of the porous silicon-containing layer.

US Pat. No. 10,167,572

LARGE AREA DEPOSITION OF GRAPHENE VIA HETERO-EPITAXIAL GROWTH, AND PRODUCTS INCLUDING THE SAME

Guardian Glass, LLC, Aub...

1. A method of making a graphene thin film, the method comprising:providing a back support substrate;
disposing a catalyst thin film, directly or indirectly, on the back support substrate;
introducing a hydrocarbon inclusive gas proximate to the catalyst thin film;
heating the back support substrate to cause the hydrocarbon inclusive gas to at least partially separate the carbon in the hydrocarbon inclusive gas and promote graphene growth in and/or on the catalyst thin film; and
actively cooling the back support substrate to promote crystallization of graphene, directly or indirectly, on an outermost surface of the catalyst thin film, in making the graphene thin film, said active cooling being performed in connection with an inert gas and in accordance with a cooling temperature profile that, as a whole, is non-constant, non-uniform, and non-linear in speed, and cools the back substrate from 900 degrees C. to 700 degrees C.

US Pat. No. 10,167,553

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A UNIFORM FLOW OF GAS

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. An outer distribution ring comprisinga round body having a top, bottom, inner diameter with an inner diameter face and an outer diameter with an outer diameter face;
a plenum formed in the top of the round body, the plenum having an outer peripheral face and an inner peripheral face defining a width and having a volume in a range of about 100 mL to about 900 mL; and
a plurality of openings in the inner peripheral face of the plenum forming a plurality of trenches connecting the plenum with the inner diameter face, the plurality of trenches substantially equally spaced about the inner peripheral face, the plurality of trenches extending from a top of the inner diameter face to a bottom of the inner diameter face, and the trenches having a combined volume in a range of about 20 mL to about 240 mL,
wherein a ratio of the combined volume of the trenches to the volume of the plenum is in the range of about 10% to about 30%.

US Pat. No. 10,167,550

MULTI-FUNCTIONAL COMPOSITE STRUCTURES

Aurora Flight Sciences Co...

1. A multi-functional composite structure comprising:a composite structure configured to pass structural loads, the composite structure having a plurality of structural composite fiber layers, each of the structural composite fiber layers comprising a matrix material;
a connector configured to interface with one or more electrical devices;
a composite conductor assembly electrically coupled with said connector, the composite conductor assembly having a moisture barrier resin adhesive and one or more carbon nanotube (CNT) conductors disposed between two or more insulating layers, wherein each of the two or more insulating layers comprising fiberglass,
wherein a first portion of the composite conductor assembly is embedded between a first set of two non-adjacent layers of said plurality of structural composite fiber layers,
wherein the first portion is substantially parallel to the first set of two non-adjacent layers,
wherein the two or more insulating layers electrically isolate the one or more CNT conductors from said plurality of structural composite fiber layers, and
wherein a second portion of the composite conductor assembly egresses from the multi-functional composite structure by traversing at least one of the plurality of structural composite fiber layers while maintaining electrical isolation between the composite conductor assembly's one or more CNT conductors and the plurality of structural composite fiber layers.

US Pat. No. 10,167,545

INDIUM TIN OXIDE THIN FILMS WITH BOTH NEAR-INFRARED TRANSPARENCY AND EXCELLENT RESISTIVITY

Nanoco Technologies Ltd.,...

1. A method for a sputter deposition of an indium tin oxide film comprising:providing an indium tin oxide target comprising In2O3 and SnO2 in a ratio of about 90:10 by weight;
providing argon alone as a sputter gas at a pressure of about 3.5 millitorr; and
sputtering the indium tin oxide target on a substrate at a radio frequency power density of about 1.0 W/cm2 to obtain an indium tin oxide film having a transmission greater than 75% from 700 nm to 1500 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,167,542

METHOD FOR PRODUCING HOT-DIP ZN ALLOY-PLATED STEEL SHEET

NISSHIN STEEL CO., LTD., ...

1. A method for producing a hot-dip Zn alloy-plated steel sheet, comprising:forming a hot-dip Zn alloy plating layer on a surface of a substrate steel sheet by immersing the substrate steel sheet in a hot-dip Zn alloy plating bath containing Al and Mg; and
contacting a surface of the hot-dip Zn alloy plating layer with an aqueous solution obtained by dissolving, in water, at least one compound selected from the group consisting of vanadium acetylacetonate, vanadium oxysulfate, and vanadium pentoxide, to cool the substrate steel sheet and the hot-dip Zn alloy plating layer whose temperatures have been increased through formation of the hot-dip Zn alloy plating layer,
wherein the aqueous solution contains a polyatomic ion in a concentration of 0.01 g/L or more in terms of atom of V,
wherein a surface temperature of the hot-dip Zn alloy plating layer is 100° C. or above and equal to or less than a solidifying point of the plating layer when the surface of the hot-dip Zn alloy plating layer is contacted with the aqueous solution.

US Pat. No. 10,167,536

TUNGSTEN ALLOY, TUNGSTEN ALLOY PART, DISCHARGE LAMP, TRANSMITTING TUBE, AND MAGNETRON

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A method for producing a tungsten alloy for a discharge lamp, a transmitting tube or a magnetron, the method comprising:mixing a HfC powder comprising primary particles having an average particle diameter of 15 ?m or less and a tungsten powder having an average particle diameter of 0.5 to 10 ?m to obtain a raw powder;
molding the raw powder to obtain a molded body;
sintering the molded body to obtain a sintered body; and
performing at least one process selected from the group consisting of forging, rolling, wiredrawing, cutting, and polishing, after the sintering step;
wherein a processing ratio [(A?B)/A]×100 of the at least one process is within a range of 30 to 90%, wherein A is a sectional area of the sintered body before the at least one process and B is a sectional area of the sintered body after the at least one process.

US Pat. No. 10,167,531

PROCESSING OF LITHIUM CONTAINING MATERIAL

Reed Advanced Materials P...

1. A process for treatment of a lithium containing material, the process comprising the steps of:(i) passing a lithium containing material to a leach step comprising a first leach stage and a second leach stage in which said lithium containing material is leached with hydrochloric acid to produce a pregnant leach solution;
(ii) passing said pregnant leach solution to a thickening step comprising a first thickening stage coupled subsequent to the first leach stage and a second thickening stage coupled subsequent to the second leach stage and subsequently pyrohydrolysing an overflow from said first thickening stage and an overflow from said second thickening stage, thereby converting any chlorides of aluminum and iron into insoluble oxides, removing same, and recovering residual hydrochloric acid that is utilized in the leach step (i), wherein an underflow from the first thickening stage coupled subsequent to the first leach stage is passed to the second leach stage and the second thickening stage coupled subsequent to the second leach stage, and wherein an underflow from the second thickening stage coupled subsequent to the second leach stage is passed to waste;
(iii) passing said pregnant leach solution from step (ii) to a series of impurity removal steps thereby providing a substantially purified lithium chloride solution;
(iv) passing the purified lithium chloride solution of step (iii) to an electrolysis step in which lithium chloride and added water are consumed thereby producing a lithium hydroxide solution, chlorine, and hydrogen;
(v) combining chlorine and hydrogen produced in the electrolysis step (iv) to produce hydrochloric acid that is utilized in the leach step (i); and
(vi) carbonating the lithium hydroxide solution produced in step (iv) by passing compressed carbon dioxide there through, thereby producing a lithium carbonate precipitate, or
b) wherein the lithium hydroxide solution produced in step (iv) is thickened by evaporation of water to provide lithium hydroxide monohydrate crystals, or
c) a portion of the lithium hydroxide solution is carbonated to produce a lithium carbonate precipitate, and another portion is thickened by evaporation of water to provide lithium hydroxide monohydrate crystals;
wherein the lithium containing material is an alpha-spodumene ore or ore concentrate and the process further comprises a first step in which that alpha-spodumene ore or ore concentrate is calcined to produce beta-spodumene.

US Pat. No. 10,167,495

MICROBE QUANTIFYING APPARATUS AND MICROBE QUANTIFYING METHOD

HITACHI, LTD., Tokyo (JP...

1. A microbe quantifying apparatus comprising:a filtering mechanism that is configured to filter microbes contained in a fluid sample with a filter having an upper layer of a hydrophilic filter and a lower layer of a hydrophobic filter;
a quantifying mechanism that is configured to quantify the microbes with a specified biological material contained in the microbes on the filter as an index; and
an anti-drying mechanism that is configured to prevent drying of the microbes on the filter, wherein
the anti-drying mechanism includes:
a level gauge that is configured to detect fluid quantity on the filter to output a fluid quantity detection signal,
a buffer solution injector that is configured to supply buffer solution fluid onto the filter, and
a control unit that is configured to:
perform a filtration control based on the fluid quantity detection signal, wherein the control unit is configured to: (i) activate the buffer solution injector to supply buffer solution onto the filter when determining based on the fluid quantity detection signal that the fluid quantity has decreased to a predetermined quantity or less, and (ii) stop the filtering mechanism when the fluid quantity on the filter decreases to the predetermined quantity or less, based on the fluid quantity detection signal from the level gauge, and
perform a control to couple and decouple the suction head to the filtering mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,167,487

METHODS, CELLS AND REAGENTS FOR PRODUCTION OF ISOPRENE, DERIVATIVES AND INTERMEDIATES THEREOF

1. A method for synthesizing 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-CoA comprising:enzymatically converting 4-methyl-2-oxopentanoate to 3-methylbut-2-enoyl-CoA by:
(a) enzymatically converting 4-methyl-2-oxopentanoate to 3-methylbutanal; enzymatically converting 3-methylbutanal to 3-methylbutanoate; and enzymatically converting 3-methylbutanoate to 3-methylbutanoyl-CoA;
(b) enzymatically converting 4-methyl-2-oxopentanoate to 3-methylbutanoyl-CoA; or
(c) both (a) and (b);
enzymatically converting 3-methylbutanoyl-CoA to 3-methylbut-2-enoyl-CoA;
enzymatically converting 3-methylbut-2-enoyl-CoA to 3-methyl-glutaconyl CoA; and
enzymatically converting 3-methyl-glutaconyl-CoA to 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-CoA.

US Pat. No. 10,167,480

STRONG ACTIVATION DOMAIN

Mendel Biotechnology, Inc...

11. A method for increasing expression of a target polynucleotide sequence, the method comprising:(a) generating a nucleic acid construct encoding a chimeric polypeptide consisting of a transactivation domain covalently linked to a heterologous transcription regulatory polypeptide, wherein said transactivation domain consists of SEQ ID NO: 37 or a sequence having at least 25% identity thereto and comprising SEQ ID NO:55, and, wherein said transcription regulatory polypeptide comprises a DNA binding domain; and
(b) introducing the nucleic acid construct into a host cell.

US Pat. No. 10,167,415

REDUCTION IN LARGE PARTICLE COUNTS IN POLISHING SLURRIES

FUJIFILM PLANAR SOLUTIONS...

1. A method of polishing a semiconductor wafer surface, comprising the step of contacting the wafer surface with a pad and a polishing composition, the polishing composition comprising:glycine as a removal rate enhancer;
a corrosion inhibitor; and
an abrasive;
wherein the glycine has a conductivity C in deionized water, and wherein the glycine obeys the following inequality:
C?a*W+b,
wherein W is the wt % of the glycine, based on the total weight of the composition, wherein 0.0005 wherein W is greater than zero and less than or equal to twenty percent, based on the total weight of the composition,
wherein the composition has a large particle count, wherein the large particle count is defined by the number of particles per milliliter of the composition having a size greater than 0.56 micrometers,
and wherein the conductivity C and the large particle count have a positive correlation, such that the lower the conductivity, the lower the large particle count.

US Pat. No. 10,167,411

NEUTRAL LAYER POLYMERS, METHODS OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF AND ARTICLES COMPRISING THE SAME

DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES L...

1. A composition comprising:a block copolymer comprising a first segment and a second segment that are covalently bonded to each other and that are chemically different from each other; where the first segment has a first surface free energy and where the second segment has a second surface free energy;
an additive copolymer; comprising segment A and segment B and a surface energy reducing moiety X, where segment A comprises repeat units of unit A and segment B comprises repeat units of unit B, where the surface free energy reducing moiety X has a lower surface free energy than that of the segment A and the segment B; where segment A or segment B has an affinity for either the first segment or the second segment; where the surface free energy reducing moiety X is chemically different from the first segment and from the second segment and comprises a fluorine atom, a silicon atom, an unsubstituted or substituted C1-C12 hydrocarbyl, or a combination thereof; where the additive copolymer is not water miscible; where the additive copolymer is not covalently bonded with the block copolymer; where the additive copolymer is operative to form a neutral layer on a surface of the block copolymer and to facilitate formation of domains in the block copolymer that are perpendicular to a surface of a substrate that the composition is disposed on; where the surface free energy reducing moiety X is covalently bonded to either segment A or segment B; and where the surface free energy reducing moiety X is a single repeat unit, an oligomeric repeat unit, or a polymeric repeat unit; and
a solvent.

US Pat. No. 10,167,405

AQUEOUS COLORING AGENT DISPERSION FOR INKJET, INK COMPOSITION, INKJET RECORDING METHOD, AND COLORED BODY

NIPPON KAYAKU KABUSHIKI K...

1. An aqueous coloring agent dispersion for inkjet comprising at least a coloring agent (I), a liquid medium (II), and a polymer dispersion agent (III),wherein the polymer dispersion agent (III) is an A-B block polymer obtained by copolymerizing, via a living radical polymerization method, y using as a polymerization initiator any one of a mixture of an organic tellurium compound and an organic ditellurium compound, and a mixture of the organic tellurium compound, an azo-based polymerization initiator, and the organic ditellurium compound,
wherein the organic tellurium compound is represented by the following formula (1):

wherein, R1 represents a C1-C8 alkyl group, an aryl group, a substituted aryl group, or an aromatic heterocyclic group; R2 and R3 represent a hydrogen atom or a C1-C8 alkyl group; and R4 represents an aryl group, a substituted aryl group, an aromatic heterocyclic group, an acyl group, an amide group, an oxycarbonyl group, or a cyano group, and
the organic ditellurium compound is represented by the following formula (2):
(R1Te)2  (2)
wherein, R1 has the same meaning as in the above formula (1),
wherein A and B are polymers obtained by polymerizing different monomers, and
the monomer for configuring the A block is two kinds of monomers represented by the following formula (3) in which R5 is a hydrogen atom and R6 is a methyl group and a monomer in which R5 is an n-butyl group and R6 is a methyl group:
and the monomer for configuring the B block is benzyl methacrylate,wherein a mass ratio of the polymer dispersion agent (III) to the coloring agent (I) is 0.1 to 1.0, and
wherein a mass average molecular weight of the B block to that of the polymer dispersion agent (III) is 50 to 74%.

US Pat. No. 10,167,402

ELECTRO-OPTICAL SECURITY ELEMENT FOR SECURTIY AND/OR VALUABLE DOCUMENT

BUNDESDRUCKEREI GMBH, Be...

1. A security element for a security and/or valuable document, comprising a matrix based on an organic polymeric material, wherein at least one electrically conductive pigment is dispersed in the matrix, and at least one organic light-emitting semiconductor dispersed in the matrix, which semiconductor is capable of non-contact excitation of light emission, in the presence of the conductive pigment, and wherein the particle size of the conductive pigment is less than 200 nm, and the organic light-emitting semiconductor is not encapsulated, and is directly surrounded by the matrix and is embedded therein, wherein properties of the security element depend on an interaction of the organic polymeric material and the at least one organic light-emitting semiconductor in the matrix that differs depending on a type of excitation.

US Pat. No. 10,167,391

AZO COMPOUND, USE THEREOF AND METHOD FOR PREPARING SAME

BIONEER CORPORATION, Dae...

1. A quencher comprising a compound represented by the following formula 1:A1-N?N-A2-N?N-A3  Formula 1
wherein
A1 has a structure of the following formula 2;
A2 has a structure of the following formula 4; and
A3 has a structure of the following formula 5,

wherein
Z1 to Z4 are CR1
R1 is hydrogen or a nitro group;
X1 is CH2, NH, sulfur or oxygen; and
X2 is CH or nitrogen,

wherein
Z10 to Z13 are CR3;
R3 is hydrogen, a hydroxyl group, a C1-C10 alkoxy group NR11R12, or a C1-C10 alkyl group, with the proviso that all CR3 are not simultaneously hydrogen;

wherein,
Z14 to Z17 are CR4;
R4 is hydrogen or a C1-C10 alkyl group;
Z18 is CH or nitrogen; and
L1 and L2 are each independently hydrogen, a C1-C30 alkyl group, a hydroxy-substituted C1-C30 alkyl group, a C1-C30 carboxyl group or a C1-C30 carbonyloxy-substituted C1-C30 alkyl group,
or
A1 has a structure of the following formula 3;
A2 has a structure of the following formula 4; and
A3 has a structure of the following formula 5,

wherein
Z5 is nitrogen and Z6 to Z9 are each independently CR2;
R2 is hydrogen

wherein
Z10 to Z13 are CR3;
R3 is hydrogen, a hydroxyl group or a C1-C10 alkoxy group or a C1-C10 alkyl group

wherein,
Z14 to Z17 are CR4;
R4 is hydrogen or a C1-C10 alkyl group
Z18 is CH or nitrogen; and
L1 and L2 are each independently hydrogen, a C1-C30 alkyl group a hydroxy-substituted C1-C30 alkyl group, a C1-C30 carboxyl group or a C1-C30 carbonyloxy-substituted C1-C30 alkyl group.

US Pat. No. 10,167,388

BLOCK COPOLYMERS, SYNTHESIS AND APPLICATION AS DEHYDRATING AND DESALTING OF HEAVY CRUDES

INSTITUTO MEXICANO DEL PE...

1. Block copolymers ?,?-di-aryl or alkyl sulfonates of poly(ethylene oxide)w-poly(propylene oxide)-poly(ethylene oxide)w of bis-ammonium characterized by having following structural general formulas (1) to (5):where R isand R represents triblock copolymers with molecular weights in the range from 1000 to 4000 Daltons, of poly(ethylene oxide)w-poly(propylene oxide)-poly(ethylene oxide)w type, obtained by the use of ethylene glycol as an initiator,w and y are whole numbers consistent with the molecular weight,
R1, R2 and R3 radicals are independently selected from the group consisting of —CH2(CH2)AB; -CEGJ; —CH2CHLM; —CH2(CH2)QM;

where A is a number between 1 and 9, B is H,
E, G and J are a radical independently selected from the group consisting of: —H, methyl, ethyl, n-propyl, iso-propyl, sec-butyl, iso-butyl, tert-butyl, n-butyl, phenyl, cyclohexyl, and cyclopentyl,
L is a radical represented by methyl or ethyl, and M is a hydroxyl group,
Q is a number between 1 and 5, T is represented by groups E, G and J, NO2, Cl, F and Br,
R4 is a radical independently selected from the group consisting of —(CH2)AB; —OU; —CH(C6H5)2; and —C(C6H5)3, where A is a number between 1 and 9; B is H, U is a radical independently selected from the group consisting of methyl, ethyl and benzyl,
R5 is a radical independently selected from the group consisting of -(2-methyl-phenyl), -(4-methyl-phenyl), and -(4-phenyl-phenyl);
R6 is a radical independently selected from the group consisting of -(4-methoxy-phenyl), -(4-piperazinyl), and NO2;
R7 is a radical independently selected from the group consisting of Br, (phenyl-sulfanyl), and (methyl-sulfanyl);
R8 is a radical independently selected from the group consisting of NO2 and Br;
R9 is Br;
R10 is (octyloxy);
R11 is Br;
R12 is a radical selected from the group consisting of -methyl, -(4-methyl-phenyl), and -(2-methoxy-phenyl);
R13 is a radical selected from the group consisting of NO2, -(4-methyl-phenyl), -(3-methyl-phenyl), -(2-methoxy-phenyl), and -(3-methoxy-phenyl);
R14 radical represented by -methyl, -(2-phenoxy-ethoxy), -(4-nitro-phenoxy), -(4-phenoxy-butoxy), and
Z is a radical independently selected from the group consisting of methanesulfonate, benzenesulfonate and para-toluenesulfonate.

US Pat. No. 10,167,377

PHOSPHORUS CONTAINING EPOXY COMPOUNDS AND COMPOSITIONS THEREFROM

FRX POLYMERS, INC., Chel...

1. A compound of Formula I:wherein:R is C1 to C20 alkyl, C1 to C20 alkenyl, C1 to C20 alkynyl, substituted C1 to C20 alkyl, substituted C1 to C20 alkenyl, substituted C1 to C20 alkynyl, C3 to C20 cycloalkyl, substituted C3 to C20 cycloalkyl, C6 to C20 aryl, C6 to C20 heteroaryl, substituted C6 to C20 aryl, or substituted C6 to C20 heteroaryl;
X is C1 to C20 alkylene, C1 to C20 alkenylene, C1 to C20 alkynylene, substituted C1 to C20 alkylene, substituted C1 to C20 alkenylene, substituted C1 to C20 alkynylene, C3 to C20 cycloalkylene, substituted C3 to C20 cycloalkylene, C6 to C20 arylene, C6 to C20 heteroarylene, or substituted C6 to C20 heteroarylene;
Y is X—OH or X—O—Z-epoxy, C6 to C20 arylene, C6 to C20 heteroarylene, substituted C6 to C20 arylene, substituted C6 to C20 heteroarylene, carboxyl, amine, vinyl, or isocyanate;
Z is C1 to C20 alkylene, C1 to C20 alkenylene, C1 to C20 alkynylene, substituted C1 to C20 alkylene, substituted C1 to C20 alkenylene, or substituted C1 to C20 alkynylene; and
n is an integer from 2 to 1000; and
wherein the compound has a weight average molecular weight of from about 5,000 g/mole to about 10,000 g/mole as determined by gel permeation chromatography based on polystyrene calibration.

US Pat. No. 10,167,351

METHODS OF CONTROLLING POLYOLEFIN MELT INDEX WHILE INCREASING CATALYST PRODUCTIVITY

Univation Technologies, L...

1. A method comprising:contacting in a fluidized bed gas phase reactor an olefin monomer with a catalyst system in the presence of an induced condensing agent (ICA) to produce a first polyolefin having a first melt index, the catalyst system comprising a metallocene catalyst;
increasing a partial pressure of the ICA in the reactor to produce a second polyolefin having a second melt index;
wherein increasing the partial pressure of the ICA results in a higher catalyst productivity for producing the second polyolefin when compared to the catalyst productivity for producing the first polyolefin.

US Pat. No. 10,167,308

HIGHLY EFFICIENT SYNTHESIS OF LONG RNA USING REVERSE DIRECTION APPROACH

ChemGenes Corporation, W...

1. A process of synthesizing an RNA oligonucleotide of the following formula:
wherein:
B is a member selected from the group consisting of adenine, cytosine, guanine, uracil, 6-oxopurine, 5-methyl-cytosine, 5-methyl-uracil, 5-fluro-uracil, 7-deaza-adenine, 7-deaze-adenine and 5-fluro-cytosine;
n is an integer from 100 to about 200;
L is a nucleoside, or a non-nucleoside ligand wherein the non-nucleoside ligand is a member selected from the group consisting of cholesterol with a linker or a spacer, biotin, ethyleneglycol, glycerol, a polyethyelenglycol, a hexaehtyleneglycol, an amino linker, a disulfide linker, a peptide linker, a polypeptide linker, a protein, a flurophore, a quencher dye, one or more 2?,5?-linked deoxynucleoside unit, one or more 2?,5?-linked ribonucleoside unit, and one or more 2?,5?-linked deoxyribose unit,
wherein L is attached at the 3?-end of the RNA nucleotide through an intervening phosphate; and
the process of synthesizing the RNA oligonucleotide is in a direction from the 5?-end to the 3?-end of the RNA nucleotide, and the process comprises the steps of:
(a) taking a nucleoside solid support represented by Formula 2:

wherein:
M is a linker represented by the formula Y—C(O) and optionally connected to a solid support suitable for oligonucleotide synthesis,
wherein Y is a hydrocarbon diradical moiety having a length between 2 carbons and 20 carbons, and Y is selected from the group consisting of alkyl, alkenyl, cycloalkyl, aryl, and aralkyl, and the hydrocarbon diradical moiety optionally comprises intervening —O—, —S—, —S(O)2— —C(O)— and —NR6— where R6 is a hydrogen radical, or a substituted C1 to C20 alkyl or a substituted aralkyl;
W is selected from the group consisting of an oxygen diradical, an N—H diradical, and a fluorine radical, and R is selected so that:
if W is an oxygen diradical, then R is tert butyl dimethyl silyl (TBDMS) or triisopropylsilyl oxymethylene (TOM); and
if W is an N—H diradical, then R is of the form R5x, where x is selected from the group consisting of fluorenylmethyloxycarbonyl (Fmoc), trifluoroacetyl, acetyl, alkanoyl and aroyl; and
if W is a fluorine radical, then R is not present;
B is selected from the group consisting of nucleoside base radicals consisting of 9-(N6-benzoyladeninyl)-, 9-(N6-acetyladeninyl)-, 9-(N6-tert-butyl phenoxyacetyladeninyl)-, 9-(N6-phenoxyacetyladeninyl)-, 9-(N6-isopropyl phenoxyacetyladeninyl)-, 1-(N6—(N,N-dimethylformamidinyl)adeninyl), 1-(N4-benzoylcytosinyl)-, 1-(N4-acetylcytosinyl)-, 1-(N4—(N,N-dimethylformamidinyl)cytosinyl)-, 1-(N4-phenoxyacetylcytosinyl)-, 1-(N4-tert-butylphenoxyacetylcytosinyl)-, 1-(N4-isopropyl phenoxyacetylcytosinyl)-, 9-(N2-isobutylguaninyl)-, 9-(N2-tert butyl phenoxyacetylguaninyl)-, 9-(N2-isopropyl phenoxyacetylguaninyl)-, 1-(N4-phenoxyacetylcytosinyl)-, 1-(N4-tert butyl phenoxyacetylcytosinyl)-, 1-(N4-isopropyl phenoxyacetylcytosinyl)-, and 1-uracilyl-; or
B is a modified nucleoside base radical selected from the consisting of 1-(N4-benzoyl-5-methylcytosinyl)-, 1-(N4-—(N,N-dimethylformamidinyl)-5-methylcytosinyl)-, 1-(N4-acetyl-5-methylcytosinyl)-, 1-(5-methyl-uracilyl)-, 1-(5-fluoro-uracilyl)-, 1-(N4-benzoyl-5-fluorocytosinyl)-, 9-(N6-benzoyl-7-deazaadeninyl)-, 9-(N6—(N,N-dimethylformamidinyl)-7-deazaadenyl)-, 9-(N2-isobutyl-7-deazaguaninyl)-, and 9-(N2—(N,N-dimethylformamidinyl)-7-deazaguaninyl)-;
Z is a member selected from the group consisting of dimethoxy triphenyl (DMT), monomethoxy triphenyl (MMT) and trimethoxy triphenyl (TMT);
(b) placing a phosphoramidite represented by Formula 1 on a oligonucleotide synthesizer;

wherein
Y is an oxygen atom or a sulfur atom;
W is selected from the group consisting of an oxygen diradical, an N—H diradical, and a fluorine radical; and R4 is selected so that:
if W is an oxygen diradical, then R4 is tert butyl dimethyl silyl (TBDMS) or triisopropylsilyl oxymethylene (TOM); and
if W is an N—H diradical, then R4 is of the form R5X, where x is selected from the group consisting of fluorenylmethyloxycarbonyl (Fmoc), trifluoroacetyl, acetyl, alkanoyl and aroyl; and
if W is a fluorine radical, then R4 is not present;
B is selected from the group consisting of nucleoside base radicals consisting of 9-(N6-benzoyladeninyl)-, 9-(N6-acetyladeninyl)-, 9-(N6-tert-butyl phenoxyacetyladeninyl)-, 9-(N6-phenoxyacetyladeninyl)-, 9-(N6-isopropyl phenoxyacetyladeninyl)-, 1-(N6—(N,N-dimethylformamidinyl)adeninyl), 1-(N4-benzoylcytosinyl)-, 1-(N4-acetylcytosinyl)-, 1-(N4—(N,N-dimethylformamidinyl)cytosinyl)-, 1-(N4-phenoxyacetylcytosinyl)-, 1-(N4-tert-butylphenoxyacetylcytosinyl)-, 1-(N4-isopropyl phenoxyacetylcytosinyl)-, 9-(N2-isobutylguaninyl)-, 9-(N2-tert butyl phenoxyacetylguaninyl)-, 9-(N2-isopropyl phenoxyacetylguaninyl)-, 1-(N4-phenoxyacetylcytosinyl)-, 1-(N4-tert butyl phenoxyacetylcytosinyl)-, 1-(N4-isopropyl phenoxyacetylcytosinyl)-, and 1-uracilyl-; or
B is a modified nucleoside base radical selected from the consisting of 1-(N4-benzoyl-5-methylcytosinyl)-, 1-(N4—(N,N-dimethylformamidinyl)-5-methylcytosinyl)-, 1-(N4-acetyl-5-methylcytosinyl)-, 1-(5-methyl-uracilyl)-, 1-(5-fluoro-uracilyl)-, 1-(N4-benzoyl-5-fluorocytosinyl)-, 9-(N6-benzoyl-7-deazaadeninyl)-, 9-(N6—(N,N-dimethylformamidinyl)-7-deazaadenyl)-, 9-(N2-isobutyl-7-deazaguaninyl)-, and 9-(N2—(N,N-dimethylformamidinyl)-7-deazaguaninyl)-;
Z is a member selected from the group consisting of dimethoxy triphenyl (DMT), monomethoxy triphenyl (MMT) and trimethoxy triphenyl (TMT);
R1 is an alkyl or aryl radical;
R2 is an alkyl or aryl radical; and
R3 is cyanoethyl, alkyl or aryl radical;
B is hydrogen or a nucleobase that is optionally functionalized at each primary amine with an amine protecting group;
(c) removing the protecting group Z from the nucleoside solid support represented by Formula 2;
(d) performing the process of RNA synthesis by coupling the nucleoside of Formula 2 and the phosphoramidite of Formula 1 in the oligonucleotide synthesizer using a mixture of ancillary regents to result in an oligonucleotide having at least one protecting group;
(e) providing a phosphoramidite with the L group;
(f) adding the phosphoramidite with the L group at the end of the oligonucleotide to result in an oligonucleotide having the L group;
(g) detaching the oligonucleotide having the L group from the solid support;
(h) removing the at least one protecting group from the oligonucleotide;
(i) removing a silyl protecting group to result in the oligonucleotide;
(j) participating the oligonucleotide; and
(k) analyzing the oligonucleotide for purity determination,
wherein the mixture of ancillary reagent in step (d) comprises phenoxy acetic anhydride/tetrahydrofuran/pyridine), 10% N-methylimidazole/tetrohydrofuran), 3% trichloroacetic acid in toluene, 0.05 M iodine/pyridine/water/tetrahyrofuran and 5-ethylthio-1-H-tetrazole at 0.35 M in acetonitrile.

US Pat. No. 10,167,304

RUTHENIUM COMPOUND, MATERIAL FOR THIN FILM FORMATION, AND PROCESS FOR THIN FILM FORMATION

ADEKA CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. A ruthenium compound represented by general formula (I):
wherein R1, R2, and R3 each independently represent a straight or branched chain alkyl group having 1 to 5 carbon atoms, provided that the total number of the carbon atoms of R1 and R2 is 3 to 10.

US Pat. No. 10,167,299

1-(3-AMINOPROPYL) SUBSTITUTED CYCLIC AMINE COMPOUNDS, PREPARATION METHOD THEREFOR, AND PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS AND USES THEREOF

SHANGHAI INSTITUTE OF MAT...

1. A compound of formula I, a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, enantiomer, diastereoisomer, racemate or mixture thereof,
wherein,
W is absent or —CH2CH2—;
X is N or CR6;
R1 is selected from a 5 to 7-membered heteroaryl unsubstituted or substituted with 1-3 substituents, wherein said heteroaryl contains 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from oxygen, sulfur or nitrogen and each of said substituents is independently selected from a halogen, a C1-C4 straight or branched alkyl, a C1-C4 straight or branched haloalkyl, a C1-C4 straight or branched alkyloxy, a C1-C4 straight or branched chain haloalkoxy, —NR10R11, —C(?O)R12, a C1-C4 straight or branched alkanoyloxy, a cyano, a nitro and a hydroxy, or two adjacent R1 substituents with the atoms to which each is attached are combined to form a fused 5-7 membered ring;
each of R10 and R11 is independently selected from a group consisting of H, a C1-C4 straight or branched alkyl and —C(?O)R13;
R12 is selected from a group consisting of a C1-C4 straight or branched alkyl, a C1-C4 straight or branched alkyloxy, a hydroxyl, an amino (NH2) and a C1-C4 straight or branched alkylamino;
R13 is selected from a group consisting of H and a C1-C4 straight or branched alkyl;
R2 is selected from the following groups unsubstituted or substituted with 1-3 substituents: a C1-C6 straight or branched alkyl, a C3-C7 cycloalkyl, a 4 to 7-membered heterocyclic group, a C6-C12 aryl or a 5-7 membered heteroaryl; wherein, said substituent is selected from a group consisting of a halogen, a hydroxy, a C1-C4 straight or branched alkyl, a C1-C4 straight or branched haloalkyl, a C1-C4 straight or branched alkyloxy, a C1-C4 straight or branched alkyl carbonyl, a C1-C4 straight or branched haloalkoxy, a C1-C4 straight or branched alkylsulfonyl group, a C1-C4 straight or branched alkylsulfonylcarbamoyl, a tetrazolyl, a cyano, a nitro, an amino, a carboxy, a phenyl, a halophenyl, a phenoxy, and a halophenoxy;
each of R3, R4 and R5 is independently selected from a group consisting of H, a C1-C6 straight or branched alkyl and a C3-C7 cycloalkyl;
R6 is selected from a group consisting of H and a C1-C6 straight or branched alkyl; alternatively, R5 and R6 may bind together with

 to form

R7 is selected from a group consisting of H, C(?O)R8, C(?O)OR8, C(?O)NR8R9, SO2R8 and the following groups substituted by 1-3 substituents a C1-C6 straight or branched alkyl, a C3-C7 cycloalkyl, a 4 to 7-membered heterocyclic group, a benzyl, a C6-C12 aryl and a 5-7 membered heteroaryl; wherein said substituent is selected from a halogen, a hydroxy, a C1-C4 straight or branched alkyloxy, a C1-C4 straight or branched alkyl, a C1-C4 straight or branched haloalkyl, a C1-C4 straight or branched haloalkoxy, a cyano, a nitro, an amino and a carboxyl;
each of R8 and R9 is independently selected from a group consisting of a hydrogen and the following groups unsubstituted or substituted with 1-3 substituents: a C1-C6 straight or branched alkyl, a C3-C7 cycloalkyl, a 4-7 membered heterocyclic group, a benzyl, a C6-C12 aryl and a 5-7 membered heteroaryl; wherein said substituent is selected from a group consisting of a halogen, a hydroxy, a C1-C4 straight or branched alkoxy, a C1-C4 straight or branched alkyl, a C1-C4 straight or branched haloalkyl, a C1-C4 straight or branched haloalkoxy, a cyano, a nitro, an amino, and a carboxyl.

US Pat. No. 10,167,290

SUBSTITUTED PYRAZINO[2,3-B]PYRAZINES AS MTOR KINASE INHIBITORS

Signal Pharmaceuticals, L...

1. A method for preparing a compound of formula (II):
the method comprising contacting a compound of formula (VI):

with R1—Y in a solvent, in the presence of a palladium catalyst, wherein said contacting occurs in the presence of a base,
wherein Y is B(OR+)2 or Sn(R++)3;
R1 is substituted or unsubstituted C1-8 alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted aryl, substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted heterocyclyl, or substituted or unsubstituted heterocyclylalkyl;
R2 is H, substituted or unsubstituted C1-8 alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted heterocyclyl, substituted or unsubstituted heterocyclylalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted aralkyl, or substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkylalkyl;
R3 is H, or a substituted or unsubstituted C1-8 alkyl; and
each R+ is hydrogen, or each R+, together with the boron atom and the atoms to which they are attached, form a cyclic boronate;
each R++ is independently C1-3 alkyl;
the palladium catalyst is bis(dibenzylideneacetone)palladium(0)/tri-o-tolylphosphine, or palladium (II) acetate/4,5-bis(diphenylphosphino)-9,9-dimethylxanthene; and
substituted means substituted with a substituent selected from the group consisting of chloro; iodo; bromo; fluoro; alkyl; hydroxy; alkoxy; alkoxyalkyl; amino; alkylamino; carboxy; nitro; cyano; thiol; thioether; imine; imide; amidine; guanidine; enamine; aminocarbonyl; acylamino; phosphonato; phosphine; thiocarbonyl; alkylsulfonyl; sulfonamide; acyl; ester; urea; urethane; oxime; hydroxylamine; alkoxyamine; aralkoxyamine; N-oxide; hydrazine; hydrazide; hydrazone; azide; isocyanate; isothiocyanate; cyanate; thiocyanate; oxo; B(OH)2, O(alkyl)aminocarbonyl; cycloalkyl, which may be monocyclic or fused or non-fused polycyclic, or a heterocyclyl, which may be monocyclic or fused or non-fused polycyclic; monocyclic or fused or non-fused polycyclic aryl or heteroaryl; aryloxy; aralkyloxy; heterocyclyloxy; and heterocyclylalkoxy.

US Pat. No. 10,167,289

PYRAZOLOPYRIMIDINE COMPOUNDS

University Health Network...

1. A method for treating cancer, the method comprising administering to a subject in need thereof an effective amount of a compound represented by the following structural formula:or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein the cancer is pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, melanoma, colon cancer, ovarian cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma, mesothelioma, leukemia, lymphoma or glioblastoma multiform.

US Pat. No. 10,167,285

SMALL-MOLECULE HSP90 INHIBITORS

Memorial Sloan Kettering ...

1. A compound of the formula:or a salt thereof,wherein the right side aryl ring optionally comprises one or more heteroatoms which are N or O, R is an amino alkyl moiety, optionally substituted on the amino nitrogen with one or two carbon-containing substituents selected independently from the group consisting of alkyl, alkenyl and alkynyl substituents, wherein the total number of carbons in the amino alkyl moiety is from 1 to 9;
X4 is hydrogen or halogen, wherein the halogen is F or Cl, or Br;
X3 is CH2, CF2, S, SO, SO2, O, NH, or NR2, wherein R2 is alkyl; and
X2 is halogen, alkyl, alkoxy, halogenated alkoxy, hydroxyalkyl, pyrollyl, optionally substituted aryloxy, alkylamino, dialkylamino, carbamyl, alkylamido, dialkylamido, acylamino, alkylsulfonylamido, trihalomethoxy, trihalocarbon, thioalkyl, SO2-alkyl, COO-alkyl, NH2, OH, or CN;
X1 has the formula —O—(CH2)n—O—, wherein n is 1 or 2, and one of the oxygens is bonded at the 5?-position of the aryl ring and the other at the 4?-position of the aryl ring; and
the compound comprises a radiolabeled atom.

US Pat. No. 10,167,282

1-(5-TERT-BUTYL-2-ARYL-PYRAZOL-3-YL)-3-[2-FLUORO-4-[(3-OXO-4H-PYRIDO [2, 3-B]PYRAZIN- 8-YL)OXY]PHENYL]UREA DERIVATIVES AS RAF INHIBITORS FOR THE TREATMENT OF CANCER

CANCER RESEARCH TECHNOLOG...

1. A method of treating a disorder comprising administering to a subject in need of treatment thereof a therapeutically-effective amount of a compound selected from compounds of the following formulae and pharmaceutically acceptable salts and N-oxides thereof:
wherein the disorder is:
malignant melanoma; colorectal carcinoma; metastatic colorectal carcinoma; follicular thyroid cancer; insular thyroid cancer; papillary thyroid cancer; ovarian carcinoma; low grade ovarian carcinoma; non-small cell lung cancer; hairy cell leukemia; cholangiocarcinoma; pediatric low-grade glioma; pilocytic astrocytoma; ganglioglioma; pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma; multiple myeloma; medullary carcinoma of the pancreas; pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma; pancreatic cancer; non-small cell lung cancer; ovarian neoplasms; peritoneal neoplasms; fallopian tube neoplasms; lung cancer and associated pleural effusion; recurrent or metastatic squamous cell cancer of the head and neck; locally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma; glioblastoma; glioblastoma multiforme; giant cell glioblastoma; gliosarcoma; diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma; HIV-related kaposi sarcoma; multiple myeloma; renal cell carcinoma; metastatic gastric adenocarcinoma; acute myeloid leukemia; hepatocellular carcinoma; dermatofibrosarcoma; medullary thyroid cancer; papillary thyroid cancer; follicular thyroid cancer; myelodysplastic syndrome; neurofibromatosis type 1; plexiform neurofibroma; spinal cord neurofibroma; breast cancer; biliary tract neoplasms; cervical cancer; prostate cancer; melanoma; bladder carcinoma; urethra carcinoma; ureter carcinoma; renal carcinoma; pelvis carcinoma; sarcoma; liposarcoma; colon cancer; osteosarcoma; synovial carcinoma; neuroblastoma; or rhabdomyosarcoma.

US Pat. No. 10,167,281

SUBSTITUTED THIAZOLE OR OXAZOLE P2X7 RECEPTOR ANTAGONISTS

Axxam S.P.A., Bresso (MI...

1. A method of treating conditions or diseases selected from Alzheimer's Disease, Lewy body dementia, fronto-temporal dementia, taupathies, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease and parkinsonian syndromes, Huntington's disease, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease; head trauma, cerebral ischemia, meningitis, cognitive psychiatric disorders; sleep disorders; neuropathic and inflammatory pain, chronic pain, migraine, multiple sclerosis pain, HIV-related neuropathy, HIV-induced neuroinflammation and CNS damage, epilepsy and status epilepticus, inflammatory processes of the musculoskeletal system, liver fibrosis, gastrointestinal tract disorders genito-urinary tract disorders, ophthalmic diseases, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), autoimmune diseases nephritis, in a mammal in need thereof:said method comprising:
administering a therapeutically effective amount of a compound of the following Formula (I) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof:

including any stereochemically isomeric form thereof, wherein
n is 1 or 2;
Y represents oxygen or sulfur;
each of R1 and R2 is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, deuterium, halogen, C1-C4 alkyl, optionally substituded with hydroxy or halogen, such as hydroxymethyl, fluoromethyl, difluoromethyl, trifluoromethyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, optionally substituded with hydroxy or halogen, or C1-C4 alkyloxy; each of R3 and R4 is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halogen, C1-C4 alkyl, difluoromethyl, trifluoromethyl, C1-C4 alkyloxy, NR9R10, wherein R9 and R10 independently are hydrogen or C1-C4 alkyl, or 2-thiazolidin-1,1-dione; or the two R3 groups or the R3 and R4 groups taken together form a six membered heterocyclic ring containing a nitrogen atom;
R5 is selected from hydrogen, halogen, or is an heterocyclic ring selected from pyrimidin-2-yl, pyridin-2-yl or pyrazin-2-yl, optionally substituted with halogen, C1-C4 alkyl, fluoromethyl, difluoromethyl, trifluoromethyl or C1-C4 alkyloxy;
R7 is hydrogen or C1-C4 alkyl;
the radical

represents an optionally substituted azetidine, pyrrolidine, piperidine, morpholine, oxazepane or 1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisoquinoline ring, wherein each of R6 is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halogen, C1-C4 alkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, C3-C6 spirocycloalkyl difluoromethyl, trifluoromethyl, C1-C4 alkyloxy, aryl, heteroaryl, C1-C4 aryloxy or C1-C4 arylalkoxy wherein the aryl group or heteroaryl group is optionally substituted with halogen C1-C4 alkyl, fluoromethyl, difluoromethyl, trifluoromethyl or C1-C4 alkyloxy,
to said mammal; and
treating said conditions or diseases in a mammal in need thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,167,278

CYCLOPROPANECARBOXAMIDE MODULATORS OF CYSTIC FIBROSIS TRANSMEMBRANE CONDUCTANCE REGULATOR

Auspex Pharmaceuticals, I...

1. A compound of Formula I:
or a salt thereof, wherein:
R1-R3 and R6-R23 are, independently, hydrogen or deuterium;
R4-R5 are, independently, —CH3, —CH2D, —CD2H, or —CD3;
at least one of R1-R23 is deuterium or contains deuterium; and
at least one of R1-R23 independently has deuterium enrichment of no less than about 10%.

US Pat. No. 10,167,268

PROCESS FOR PURIFYING A CRUDE COMPOSITION OF DIALKYL ESTER OF 2,5-FURANDICARBOXYLIC ACID

Synvina C.V., Amsterdam ...

1. A process for purifying an ester composition comprising at least 90% wt of the dialkyl ester of 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid as starting dialkyl ester concentration and up to 5% wt of the monoalkyl ester of 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid as starting monoalkyl ester concentration, the percentages being based on the weight of the ester composition, which process comprises subjecting the ester composition to melt crystallization to yield a purified dialkyl ester composition containing a dialkyl concentration higher than the starting dialkyl ester concentration and a melt residue containing a monoalkyl ester concentration higher than the starting monoalkyl ester concentration,wherein the melt residue is subject to conversion into a monoalkyl ester-rich intermediate product containing a momoalkyl ester concentration of at least 10% wt, based on the weight of the intermediate product, and
wherein the monoalkyl ester-rich intermediate product that is subjected to melt crystallization has a temperature in the range of 180 to 250° C.

US Pat. No. 10,167,265

TREATMENT OF PULMONARY AND OTHER CONDITIONS

The United States of Amer...

1. A method for treating a pulmonary disease in a subject comprising administering to the subject in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of a compound, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or ester thereof, having a structure of:
wherein represents a single bond;
A is CH(S—R5), wherein R5 is an acylamino-substituted carboxylalkyl, a sulfonate-substituted alkyl, or an acylamino-substituted amido; and
X1 and X2 are each independently an optionally-substituted N-heterocycle wherein the pulmonary disease is pulmonary fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, cystic fibrosis, acute lung injury (ALI), acute respiratory distress syndrome, pulmonary hypertension, lung cancer, or pulmonary manifestations of cystic fibrosis.

US Pat. No. 10,167,249

AMINO AND IMINO PROPIONIC ACIDS, PROCESS OF PREPARATION AND USE

INSTITUTO MEXICANO DEL PE...

1. A corrosion inhibiting composition including a corrosion inhibiting compound consisting of N-alkenyl amine or imino propionic acid of structural formula:where R is a linear or branched alkenyl chain having 1 to 30 carbon atoms, R1 is a radical represented by —H or —CH3 and R2 is —H.

US Pat. No. 10,167,242

PROCESS FOR PREPARING A C3-C7 (HYDRO) FLUOROALKENE BY DEHYDROHALOGENATION

Mexichem Amanco Holding S...

1. A process for preparing a C3-7 (hydro)fluoroalkene comprising dehydrohalogenating a C3-7 hydro(halo)fluoroalkane in the presence of a catalyst consisting of a metal oxide supported on alumina, wherein the catalyst has a sodium content of less than about 800 ppm, wherein the metal of the metal oxide is a transition metal selected from the group consisting of Cr, Nb, Ta, V, Mo, or Co and optionally wherein the catalyst further contains at least one additional metal selected from the group consisting of Zn, Cr, In, Co and mixtures thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,167,226

ANTI-STATIC AGENT FOR GLASS FIBER INSULATION

Johns Manville, Denver, ...

1. A composition comprising:ground glass fiber trimmings, wherein the ground glass fiber trimmings are formed from trimming edges of a batt or roll formed from glass fibers;
a polyether antistatic agent, wherein the polyether antistatic agent has a molecular weight of less than about 2000; and
a dedusting agent, wherein the dedusting agent comprises less than 0.3% by weight of the composition.

US Pat. No. 10,167,223

PREPARATION METHOD OF DOPED VANADIUM DIOXIDE POWDER

SHANGHAI INSTITUTE OF CER...

1. A hydrothermal method for preparing a doped vanadium dioxide powder, the method comprising:a step of titrating a quadrivalent vanadium aqueous solution having a V4+ ion concentration between 0.005 and 0.5 mol/L with a basic reagent selected from the group consisting of ammonia, sodium hydroxide, potassium hydroxide, soda ash, sodium bicarbonate, potassium carbonate solution, potassium bicarbonate and combinations thereof, and at a mole ratio of the basic reagent to the quadrivalent vanadium ion V4+ aqueous solution from 1:50 to 10:1, to obtain a precursor suspension having a chemical composition of V4H6O10;
a step of mixing the precursor suspension with a doping agent in a hydrothermal reactor; and
a step of a hydrothermal reaction to obtain the doped vanadium oxide powder, wherein:
the doped vanadium oxide powder has a chemical composition of V1-xMxO2, 0 the doped vanadium oxide powder is in particle form of particles that have an aspect ratio of 1:1-10:1, and
the particles have a particle size of no more than 100 nm in at least one dimension.

US Pat. No. 10,167,209

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISINFECTION AND FOULING PREVENTION IN THE TREATMENT OF WATER

DREXEL UNIVERISITY, Phil...

1. A treatment system comprising:a chamber having an inlet and an outlet;
a cathode and an anode located within the chamber for applying a plasma spark discharge to contents of the chamber; and
at least two electrodes located in the chamber for applying an RF oscillating energy field within the chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,167,206

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECHARGING A DEIONIZATION VESSEL

Ecolab USA Inc., St. Pau...

1. A head adapted to be sealably attached to a vessel having an interior, the head comprising:an outer side;
an inner side;
a first transfer port defining an inlet passage configured to pass water through the head;
a second transfer port defining an outlet passage configured to pass water from the vessel, when pressurized, through the head, the outlet passage extending from the inner side of the head to an outlet passage terminus such that, when the head is attached to the vessel, and a resin bed is present in the interior of the vessel, the outlet passage terminus is positioned in the resin bed, the outlet passage terminus configured to prevent resin from escaping the vessel during production of deionized water while allowing deionized water to escape the vessel via the outlet passage; and
a third transfer port defining a resin transfer passage configured to pass resin through the head, the resin transfer passage extending from the inner side of the head to a resin transfer passage terminus such that, when the head is attached to the vessel, and the resin bed is present in the interior of the vessel, the resin transfer passage terminus is positioned in the resin bed, the resin transfer passage comprising an upper opening, a lower opening, and an intermediate opening beyond the inner side of the head and above the lower opening.

US Pat. No. 10,167,204

GRAVITY FILTER DESIGNS CONFIGURED FOR INCREASED RESIDENCE TIME

Helen of Troy Limited, S...

1. A water filter pitcher assembly comprising:a pitcher body comprising a pitcher floor and a pitcher sidewall extending from the pitcher floor; and
a pour tray coupled to the pitcher body, the pour tray comprising:
a pour tray floor;
a pour tray sidewall extending upward from the pour tray floor; and
a filter housing extending below the pour tray floor, the filter housing comprising a housing floor, a housing sidewall extending between the housing floor and the pour tray floor, and at least one filter housing outlet disposed along one of more of the housing floor and the housing sidewall;
a filter media cartridge disposed inside the filter housing comprising filter media, wherein the filter media cartridge further comprises a cartridge floor spaced above the housing floor, a cartridge sidewall extending away from the cartridge floor, and at least one filter media cartridge outlet disposed along one or more of the cartridge floor and the cartridge sidewall; and
a riser spaced between the housing sidewall and the cartridge sidewall and extending vertically above the cartridge floor, and wherein the riser forms a conduit volume that surrounds a bottom portion of said cartridge sidewall.

US Pat. No. 10,167,202

ENHANCED METAL RECOVERY THROUGH OXIDATION IN LIQUID AND/OR SUPERCRITICAL CARBON DIOXIDE

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

11. A method comprising: oxidizing a metal-containing feedstock in a reactor with liquid and/or supercritical fluid carbon dioxide and at least one oxidant, wherein the oxidant is free of complexing agent and optionally the metal-containing feedstock is not subjected to ultrafine grinding, wherein aqueous alkali solution is added to the reactor.

US Pat. No. 10,167,198

METHOD FOR PRODUCING FLAKE GRAPHITE, AND FLAKE GRAPHITE

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A method for producing exfoliated graphite, comprising steps of:preparing a composition which comprises graphite or primary exfoliated graphite and a polymer and in which the polymer is fixed to the graphite or primary exfoliated graphite; and
pyrolyzing the polymer contained in the composition to exfoliate the graphite or primary exfoliated graphite and remove the polymer by burning the polymer off such that it disappears through pyrolysis of the polymer,
wherein in the step of preparing the composition, the polymer is grafted on the graphite or primary exfoliated graphite in the composition in which the polymer is fixed to the graphite or primary exfoliated graphite.

US Pat. No. 10,167,192

PERFORATED CONTACT ELECTRODE ON VERTICAL NANOWIRE ARRAY

The United States of Amer...

1. A structure comprising:a support;
a plurality of nanowires perpendicular to the support; and
an electrode in contact with a first end of each nanowire;
wherein each nanowire has a second end in contact with the support; and
wherein the electrode contains a plurality of perforations;
wherein each perforation comprises an open space forming a straight line path normal to the support and completely through the electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,167,177

CRANE, AND CRANE CONTROL METHOD

1. A crane including travel devices which are arranged on opposite sides with a gap in a transverse direction crossing a travel direction and a crane structure which is supported by the travel devices, the travel devices each including a travel wheel, a motor which transmits power to the travel wheel, an inverter which is connected to the motor and which controls a rotation speed of the motor, and a controller which gives a command of the rotation speed to the motor via the inverter, whereineach of the inverters includes a torque measurement unit which measures a torque generated in the motor to which the inverter is connected and a control unit which reduces the rotation speed in the command from the controller to the motor such that the greater a value of the torque obtained by the torque measurement unit is, the greater a ratio of reduction with respect to the rotation speed in the command is,
a control of each of the control units is performed within a range in which a ratio of the torque measured by the torque measurement unit is greater than 0% and less than 150% with respect to a rated torque of the motor to which the inverter is connected, and
the inverters independently perform measurement with the torque measurement units and the control with the control units.

US Pat. No. 10,167,167

DEVICE FOR TOWING A VERY LONG TUBULAR OBJECT

THALES, Courbevoie (FR)

1. A device for towing very long tubular objects comprising a casing and an assembly which can be fixed removably to the casing; wherein the removable assembly comprises:pulling means capable of driving in their movement, by friction, the object in a towing direction,
gripping means capable of exerting a load on the pulling means to keep the pulling means and the towed object in continuous contact; the gripping means being driven by a relative movement relative to the towed object in a direction opposite to the towing direction,
and wherein the casing comprises driving means, connected removably to the pulling means and gripping means and configured to drive in movement the pulling means and the gripping means in a coordinated manner to ensure a continuous and uniform pulling of the object.

US Pat. No. 10,167,145

PICK OR PUT STATION WITH CONTROLLABLE RECEPTACLE EXCHANGE

Dematic Corp., Grand Rap...

1. A receptacle exchange that is adapted to supply and retrieve a receptacle with respect to a process location at which an operator processes the receptacle by picking articles from or putting articles to a receptacle, said receptacle exchange comprising:a lift that is adapted to elevate a receptacle from a supply location to the process location;
an extractor that is adapted to retrieve a receptacle from the process location to an extracted location;
a first drive that moves said lift between the supply location and the process location and that moves said extractor between the process location and the extracted location;
a second drive that moves an inclination of said extractor; and
a control, said control controlling said first and second drives, wherein said control is adapted to separately set a contour of an insertion inclination profile of said extractor as it moves between the extracted location and the process location and the contour of a retraction inclination profile of said extractor as it moves between the process location and the extracted location.

US Pat. No. 10,167,142

ARTICLE TRANSPORT FACILITY

Daifuku Co., Ltd., Osaka...

1. An article transport facility comprising:a plurality of ceiling guided vehicles that travel along a traveling rail provided on a ceiling side, wherein each of the ceiling guided vehicle includes:
a holding portion that holds an article to be transported;
a body portion that supports the holding portion such that the holding portion can be moved up and down;
a power-driven travel driving portion that drives the ceiling guided vehicle to travel;
a power-driven elevation driving portion that drives the holding portion to move up and down; and
a control portion that outputs a control signal and controls operation of the travel driving portion and the elevation driving portion;
an auxiliary unit that supplies, to the ceiling guided vehicle, one or both of power for driving the travel driving portion and the elevation driving portion and the control signal, the auxiliary unit provided so as to be attachable to and removable from the ceiling guided vehicle, the auxiliary unit including a supported portion configured to be supported in a suspended state on a supporting portion provided on the ceiling guided vehicle; and
an abutment portion configured to abut against the ceiling guided vehicle in a plurality of abutment areas disposed at different positions in plan view,
wherein the abutment portion includes a pair of abutting parts,
wherein each of the pair of abutting parts is configured to be switchable between a hold orientation in which the abutting part is caused to abut against the corresponding abutment area, and a hold-release orientation in which the abutting part is moved away from the abutment area, and
wherein the abutment areas are provided at positions lower than the supporting portion in a vertical direction.

US Pat. No. 10,167,140

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR TRANSPORTING ELONGATED METAL MATERIAL

Muhr und Bender KG, Atte...

1. A device for transporting elongated metal material, comprising:a controllable first chain drive unit including a continuous first chain;
a controllable second chain drive unit including a continuous second chain;
wherein the first and the second chain drive unit are arranged such that the elongated material is passed between the first and the second chain with frictional contact so that, by operating the first and the second chain drive units, the elongated material is moved in a direction of movement of chain portions contacting the elongated material;
a controllable first pressure unit configured to apply a first pressure force to the first chain towards the elongated material;
a controllable second pressure unit configured to apply a second pressure force to the second chain towards the elongated material; and
at least one controllable adjusting unit mechanically connected to at least one of the first and second chain drive units and configured to move the at least one of the drive units in a longitudinal direction of the elongated material during operation;
wherein the first chain drive unit, the first pressure unit and the at least one adjusting unit can be controlled independently from one another, so that the speed of feed of the elongated material is adjustable independently of the pressure force of the first pressure unit.

US Pat. No. 10,167,137

FLAME RESISTANT VISCOSE FILTER APPARATUS AND METHOD

EFIP Holdings LP, Dunedi...

1. A kitchen vent hood filter assembly, the filter assembly comprising:a filter pad comprising oleophilic fibers and viscose fibers, wherein:
the filter pad is formed through at least one of thermo-bonding, air-laid, and spunbond;
approximately 25% of the viscose fibers have a linear density between between 8-9 denier;
approximately 25% of the viscose fibers have a linear density of approximately 2 denier;
the viscose fibers comprise approximately 50% of the fibers of the filter pad; and
the oleophilic fibers comprise approximately 50% of the fibers of the filter pad;
a bonding emulsion; and
a structural support providing support to the filter pad to maintain the filter pad in a generally flat configuration and to allow installation of the filter pad within a ventilation hood.

US Pat. No. 10,167,136

FLUID STORAGE TANK

FracStac Energy Solutions...

1. A fluid storage tank for use in fracking operations comprising:a first tank having first and second ends;
a second tank stackable atop of the first tank, the second tank having corresponding first and second ends;
the first end of the first tank being connectable in fluid communication with the first end of the second tank via at least two pieces of piping, a first one of the at least two pieces of piping being connectable at a first elevation on the first tank and at a first elevation on the second tank, a second one of the at least two pieces of piping being connectable on the first tank at a second elevation on the first tank that is higher than the first elevation on the first tank and at a second elevation on the second tank that is higher than the first elevation on the second tank;
wherein each one of the first and second tanks is insulated, except that no insulation is provided on a roof of the first tank or on a floor of the second tank.

US Pat. No. 10,167,127

CYLINDRICAL BOTTLE WITH BOTTOM

YOSHINO KOGYOSHO CO., LTD...

1. A bottle formed of a synthetic resin material and having a bottomed cylindrical shape, the bottle comprising:a bottom wall portion of a bottom portion, the bottom wall portion including:
a grounding portion that is located at an outer circumferential edge of the bottle,
a rising circumferential wall portion that is continuous with the grounding portion on a radially inner side of the grounding portion and that extends upward, and
a movable wall portion that protrudes from an upper end of the rising circumferential wall portion on a radially inner side of the rising circumferential wall portion,
wherein:
a connected portion connects the rising circumferential wall portion with the movable wall portion,
the movable wall portion is movable upward around the connected portion,
a plurality of ribs are radially disposed around a bottle axis on the movable wall portion,
the ribs include a plurality of main recesses, which are each recessed upward, and a connection recess,
the main recesses of the plurality of main recesses are arranged at predetermined intervals in a radial direction of the bottle,
the connection recess connects adjacent main recesses of the plurality of main recesses that are adjacent to each other in the radial direction of the bottle,
a bottom surface of the connection recess is convex toward a bottom side of the bottle, and
a depth ratio D2/D1 is greater than 2/9 and less than 1 such that D2 is a depth of the connection recess and D1 is a depth of each main recess of the plurality of recesses.

US Pat. No. 10,167,120

TRAVEL BOTTLE WITH TWISTING LOCKING LID

Navajo Manufacturing Comp...

1. A cap of a dispensing bottle, said cap comprisinga main body,
a valve body pivotably mounted on the main body, and
a twisting ring body rotatably mounted on the main body, said twisting ring body mounting said valve body in a fixed position on said main body in a locked position of said twisting ring body and said twisting ring body allowing said valve body to be pivoted on said main body in an unlocked position of said twisting ring body.

US Pat. No. 10,167,118

CLOSURE CAP WITH A FLANGE UPPER SURFACE HAVING AN INTERRUPTED ANNULAR RECESS

Plastek Industries, Inc.,...

1. A container comprising:a body having a neck extending to a mouth defining a body opening;
a spout fitment having:
a spout within the body opening; and
an outer wall within the neck; and
a cap having:
an upper sidewall;
a flange protruding radially from the sidewall, an underside of the flange contacting the mouth; and
an outer sidewall depending from the flange, an internal thread of the cap outer sidewall engaged to an external thread of the neck wall,wherein:the flange has an upper surface having an interrupted annular recess.

US Pat. No. 10,167,110

DUAL HEIGHT COLLAPSIBLE CONTAINER

REHRIG PACIFIC COMPANY, ...

14. A collapsible container comprising:a base; and
a plurality of walls, pivotably connected to the base and pivotable between an upright position and a collapsed position on the base, a periphery of the base of the collapsible container includes a plurality of alternating recesses and projections complementary to a plurality of alternating recesses and projections at an upper edge of the plurality of walls, wherein the plurality of alternating recesses and projections on the periphery of the base and on the upper edge of the plurality of walls are configured such that an identical container can be stacked in a first orientation and in a second orientation, 180 degrees from the first orientation, on the collapsible container while the plurality of walls of the collapsible container are in the upright position, and such that identical container would be at a first height in the first orientation and at a second height in the second orientation, wherein the first height is different from the second height.

US Pat. No. 10,167,109

SAFETY CONTAINER

Assurpack, LLC, Greenwoo...

1. A safety container comprising a liner removably disposed in a container box, the liner having a liner box coupled to a liner lid by a hinge,the liner box having a liner floor with upwardly extending liner walls, an outer perimeter of the liner box being complementary with an inner perimeter of the container box,
the liner lid being coupled to at least one of the upwardly extending liner walls,
wherein in a first closed state the liner lid is positioned such that the liner lid engages the liner walls and in a first open state the liner lid is pivotable away from the liner walls;
the container box having a floor with a plurality of inner container walls extending upwardly therefrom,
the container lid having a top plate with a plurality of outer container walls extending downwardly therefrom,
wherein the container box is slidingly coupled to the container lid such that in a second closed state the container box is enclosed by the container lid and in a second open state the container box is at least partially removed from the container lid.

US Pat. No. 10,167,095

BRAKE SYSTEM OF WIRE REEL IN REINFORCING BAR BINDING MACHINE

MAX CO., LTD., Tokyo (JP...

1. A reinforcing bar binding machine which includes a binding machine body, wherein the reinforcing bar binding machine feeds a wire fed from a wire reel rotatably supported on the binding machine body, winds the fed wire about reinforcing bars, and twists the wire to bind the reinforcing bars, the reinforcing bar binding machine comprising;a shaft that is supported by the binding machine body;
a stopper lever that includes a hole into which the shaft is inserted, that is rotatable about the shaft, that includes a lacking portion which is engageable with the wire reel, wherein, by rotation of the shaft, the locking portion is movable between an engaged position at which the locking portion engages with the wire reel to brake the wire reel and a disengaged position at which the locking portion releases the wire reel so that the wire reel is rotatable;
a solenoid that is arranged to be slidable, that includes a core which is connected to the stopper lever and that rotates the stopper lever through the shaft by slide of the solenoid; and
a cover that partitions a portion between the wire reel and the solenoid.

US Pat. No. 10,167,051

ASSISTIVE DRIVING SYSTEM FOR A WHEELCHAIR AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING ASSISTIVE DRIVING SYSTEM

MAX MOBILITY, LLC, Antio...

1. A method for activating an assistive drive force to a wheelchair, comprising:providing a user with an element configured to be worn on the user's hand or wrist and comprising a sensor configured to detect acceleration;
activating the assistive drive force in response to a detection of at least a first acceleration and a second acceleration, each of the first and second accelerations having
(i) an axis that is substantially normal to the user's palm, and
(ii) a threshold magnitude,and wherein(iii) the second acceleration occurs within a predefined time interval after the first acceleration.

US Pat. No. 10,167,032

ARRANGEMENT FOR SECURING VEHICLE TOOLS

Bayerische Motoren Werke ...

1. An arrangement for a motor vehicle seat for receiving one or more vehicle tools, the arrangement comprising:a tool carrier which is made from at least one elastically deformable material and has a plurality of cavities with, in each case, one plug-in opening for inserting a section of a vehicle tool into a receiving space of the cavity, the tool carrier being at least one of integral with a seat shell of the seat and configured to conform to an underside surface of the seat shell, wherein the cavities are movable from a storage position into a plug-in or removal position on account of their elasticity, an outer enveloping shape of the cavities is of an either parallelepiped-shaped, cylindrical or partially cylindrical configuration and has a circumferential section and a bottom section, and in each case, one cavity pair comprising two cavities which are spaced apart from one another is provided for one or more of the vehicle tools, the pairs being arranged with respect to one another such that their plug-in openings are oriented at an angle between 0° and 90° with respect to one another.

US Pat. No. 10,167,031

ANTI-OSCILLATING LUGGAGE SYSTEM

Bayerische Motoren Werke ...

1. A luggage system for a single-track motor vehicle, comprising:a rigid luggage-accommodating container to be fastened on the motor vehicle; and
a decoupling device in an interior of the luggage-accommodating container,
wherein
the decoupling device interacts with an item of luggage to be accommodated and at least partially decouples, from the luggage-accommodating container, travel-induced forces exerted by the item of luggage, and
the decoupling device includes at least one handle configured to interact with at least one holder on an inner wall of the luggage-accommodating container such that decoupling is provided by way of the item of luggage being suspended on a suspension device formed on the luggage-accommodating container or by way of the at least one handle being accommodated elastically on the inner wall of the luggage-accommodating container.

US Pat. No. 10,167,022

VEHICULAR UNDERFRAME STRUCTURE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A vehicular underframe structure comprising:a lower panel including a composite material and having a central portion curved upwards along a longitudinal direction thereof;
an upper panel including a composite material and combined on the lower panel wherein an undersurface thereof faces an upper surface of the lower panel with an internal compartment formed therebetween; and
a rib portion provided in the internal compartment and having a lower rib integrally protruding upwards from the upper surface of the lower panel and an upper rib integrally protruding downwards from the undersurface of the upper panel.

US Pat. No. 10,167,021

VEHICULAR RESIN PANEL STRUCTURE AND LUGGAGE DOOR

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. A vehicular resin panel structure comprising:a resin inner panel:
formed in a polygonal shape including a first edge portion, a second edge portion adjacent to the first edge portion, and an angular portion formed at an inner side of an angle formed by the first edge portion and the second edge portion,
fixed to a vehicle body at a plurality of fixing points including a first fixing point provided at the first edge portion and a second fixing point provided at the second edge portion, and
provided with a first rib further to an in-plane direction outer side of the resin inner panel than an imaginary line connecting the first fixing point and the second fixing point, the first rib running along a direction intersecting the imaginary line, the first rib has a generally S-shape, the first rib is provided so as to straddle a bend portion that is formed further to an in-plane direction inner side than inner end portions of the first edge portion and the second end portion; and
a resin outer panel having an outer end portion overlapping with the inner panel, the outer end portion of the outer panel adhered to the inner end portion of the inner panel with an elastic glue having a thickness 5 mm or less, and the resin outer panel having a larger linear expansion coefficient than that of the inner panel.

US Pat. No. 10,167,017

STEERING WHEEL

TAKATA CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A steering wheel comprising:a steering hub portion;
a wheel portion; and
a spoke portion that extends from the steering hub portion and that is connected with the wheel portion,
wherein the wheel portion includes:
a core metal which circles around the steering wheel; and
a cover layer which covers the core metal,
a vibrator housing portion is provided at a part in a circling direction of the core metal,
the core metal includes a U-shaped cross section in the vibrator housing portion in a radial direction of the wheel portion,
a partition wall is provided inside of the core metal to divide and form the vibrator housing portion,
a case is attached to the core metal to cover the vibrator housing portion,
the vibrator is disposed in the vibrator housing portion between the core metal and the case, and
the vibrator is attached to the case
wherein the case includes:
a bottom surface which has a rectangular shape;
longitudinal sidewalls which rise up from side portions of the bottom surface in a longitudinal direction; and
lateral sidewalls which rise up from the side portions of the bottom surface in a lateral direction,
wherein a partition is vertically installed from the bottom surface to divide the inside of the case,
the partition extends along the lateral direction, and
the vibrator is attached to the partition,
wherein the vibrator includes a motor main body, a rotation driving shaft which protrudes from the motor main body, and a weight which is attached to the rotation driving shaft,
a notch is provided in the partition,
the rotation driving shaft is inserted into the notch, and
the motor main body is attached to the partition,
wherein a dimension of the weight of the vibrator in a direction orthogonal to the rotation driving shaft is smaller than a width of the motor main body, and
the dimension of the weight of the vibrator is smaller than a height of the motor main body.

US Pat. No. 10,167,007

GAME CART APPARATUS AND METHODS

Mainstream Holdings, Inc....

1. A cart configured to traverse uneven terrain, the cart comprising:a frame, the frame comprising a wheel support portion and an axle extending through the wheel support portion, the wheel support portion having a proximal end portion extending in a first direction from the axle and a distal end portion extending in a second direction from the axle, the proximal and distal end portions forming an angle, the angle having a vertex through which the axle extends, a handle structure extending from the proximal end portion and aligned with the first direction, and at least one cargo support section extending from the distal end portion of the wheel support portion and aligned with the second direction;
at least one wheel support assembly configured to pivot around the axle;
a first wheel and a second wheel, the first and second wheels being positioned directly opposite each other on the at least one wheel support assembly, the first and second wheels each being pivotable relative to the at least one wheel support assembly, the first wheel having a first axis of rotation offset from and parallel to the axle, the second wheel having a second axis of rotation offset from and parallel to the axle.

US Pat. No. 10,166,996

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ADAPTIVELY COMMUNICATING NOTICES IN A VEHICLE

1. An indication system of a vehicle, comprising:one or more processors;
a memory communicably coupled to the one or more processors and storing:
an orientation module including instructions that when executed by the one or more processors cause the one or more processors to, in response to receiving a notice about an occurrence of an event when the vehicle is opertating according to an automomous mode, determine a viewing orientation of a passenger in the vehicle according to at least one electronic input that indicates information about a physical position of the passenger within the vehicle including determining whether a line-of-sight of the passenger is directed to a secondary display panel which is positioned in relation to the passenger to shift the line-of-sight away from a primary direction of travel of the vehicle, and wherein the event is associated with at least one of a current location of the vehicle or operation of the vehicle,
wherein the orientation module further includes instructions to select at least one alerting device from available communication devices in the vehicle according to the viewing orientation by determining which of the available communication devices correspond with the viewing orientation of the passenger; and
a notice module including instructions that when executed by the one or more processors cause the one or more processors to control the at least one alerting device to communicate the notice to the passenger about the occurrence of the event.

US Pat. No. 10,166,981

TRAVELING CONTROL DEVICE, ON-VEHICLE DISPLAY DEVICE, AND TRAVELING CONTROL SYSTEM

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. A system for automatic control of a vehicle, the system comprising:a communication interface that is communicatively coupled to a plurality of sensors and actuators, wherein motion of the vehicle is controlled by the actuators;
a display; and
a processor communicatively coupled to the communication interface and the display, wherein the processor:
receives, using the communication interface, externality recognition information from the plurality of sensors, wherein the externality recognition information includes an obstacle and another vehicle on a route,
receives, using the communication interface, self-vehicle information from the plurality of sensors, wherein the self-vehicle information includes a position and a traveling speed of the vehicle,
determines, a driving behavior to be taken by the vehicle based on the externality recognition information and the self-vehicle information,
determines traveling control content based on the driving behavior,
determines whether the driving behavior is likely to cause discomfort to an occupant of the vehicle based upon control discomfort pattern information,
determines a cause of the driving behavior based on the externality recognition information and the self-vehicle information,
outputs, using the display, display information that includes the driving behavior and the cause of the driving behavior based on whether the driving behavior is likely to cause discomfort, and
controls, using the communication interface, the actuators based on the driving behavior and the traveling control content, wherein the display information is output on the display prior to controlling the actuators.

US Pat. No. 10,166,977

CONTROL APPARATUS FOR VEHICLE-MOUNTED APPARATUS AND POWER STEERING APPARATUS

HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEM...

1. A power steering apparatus comprising:a steering mechanism configured to turn a turning target wheel according to a steering operation performed on a steering wheel;
a torque sensor provided at the steering mechanism and including a torsion bar, the torque sensor being configured to detect a steering torque generated at the steering mechanism based on a torsional amount of the torsion bar;
a steering angle sensor provided on the steering wheel side of the steering mechanism with respect to the torsion bar, the steering angle sensor being configured to detect a steering angle that is a steering amount of the steering wheel;
an electric motor provided on the turning target wheel side of the steering mechanism with respect to the torsion bar, the electric motor being configured to provide a steering force to the steering mechanism;
an electronic control unit configured to control driving of the electric motor;
a motor rotational angle sensor provided at the electric motor and configured to detect a rotational angle of a rotor of the electric motor;
a torque signal reception portion provided at the electronic control unit and configured to receive a torque sensor output signal, which is a detection signal output from the torque sensor;
a steering signal reception portion provided at the electronic control unit and configured to receive a steering angle sensor output signal, which is a detection signal output from the steering angle sensor, according to a first sampling cycle;
a motor rotational angle signal reception portion provided at the electronic control unit and configured to receive a motor rotational angle signal, which is a detection signal output from the motor rotational angle sensor, according to a second sampling cycle different from the first sampling cycle;
an abnormality detection circuit provided at the electronic control unit and configured to detect an abnormality in the torque sensor output signal;
an amplitude adjustment circuit provided at the electronic control unit and configured to increase or reduce an amplitude or amplitudes of the steering angle sensor output signal and/or the motor rotational angle signal;
a substitute signal calculation circuit provided at the electronic control unit and configured to calculate a substitute signal for the torque sensor output signal based on at least one of the steering angle sensor output signal and the motor rotational angle signal that is subjected to the adjustment of the amplitude thereof by the amplitude adjustment circuit, and the other of these signals; and
a motor control circuit provided at the electronic control unit and configured to output a motor instruction signal for driving the electric motor based on the torque sensor output signal at normal times when no abnormality is detected in the torque sensor output signal by the abnormality detection circuit, and also output the motor instruction signal based on the substitute signal when an abnormality is detected in the torque sensor output signal by the abnormality detection circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,166,966

HYBRID VEHICLES AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING ELECTRICAL ENERGY TO MOTOR-GENERATORS

1. A hybrid vehicle comprising:one or more processors;
one or more memory modules communicatively coupled to the one or more processors;
an internal combustion engine comprising a crankshaft;
a plurality of drive wheels;
a first motor-generator comprising an output shaft, wherein the output shaft of the first motor-generator is mechanically coupled to the crankshaft of the internal combustion engine;
a second motor-generator comprising an output shaft, wherein the output shaft of the second motor-generator is mechanically coupled to the plurality of drive wheels;
a primary electrical energy storage device electrically coupled to the first motor-generator and the second motor-generator such that the primary electrical energy storage device can provide electrical energy to the first motor-generator and the second motor-generator;
a secondary electrical energy storage device electrically coupled to the first motor-generator and the second motor-generator such that the secondary electrical energy storage device can provide electrical energy to the first motor-generator and the second motor-generator;
a first inverter electrically coupled to the first motor-generator, wherein the first inverter is communicatively coupled to the one or more processors; and
a second inverter electrically coupled to the second motor-generator, wherein the second inverter is communicatively coupled to the one or more processors,
machine readable instructions stored in the one or more memory modules that cause the hybrid vehicle to perform at least the following when executed by the one or more processors:
provide a first amount of electrical energy from the primary electrical energy storage device and the secondary electrical energy storage device to the first motor-generator in order to increase an engine speed of the internal combustion engine; and
provide a second amount of electrical energy from the primary electrical energy storage device and the secondary electrical energy storage device to the second motor-generator in order to increase a rotational speed of the plurality of drive wheels, wherein the first amount of electrical energy is provided to the first motor-generator at the same time as the second amount of electrical energy is provided to the second motor-generator;
provide a first inverter command signal to the first inverter in order to provide the first amount of electrical energy from the primary electrical energy storage device and the secondary electrical energy storage device to the first motor-generator; and
provide a second inverter command signal to the second inverter in order to provide the second amount of electrical energy from the primary electrical energy storage device and the secondary electrical energy storage device to the second motor-generator,
wherein the first inverter command signal is determined based on current sensed by a first inverter current sensor coupled to the first inverter, and the second inverter command signal is determined based on current sensed by a second inverter current sensor coupled to the second inverter,
wherein the first amount of electrical energy is determined based on a predetermined acceleration rate of the engine speed.

US Pat. No. 10,166,963

SERVICE BRAKE CHAMBER MANUFACTURED WITH COMPOSITE PRESSURE HOUSING AND NON-PRESSURE HOUSING AND A CONNECTION METHOD OF THIS CHAMBER

ARFESAN ARKAN FREN ELEMAN...

1. A method for realizing a service brake chamber used in an air brake system of heavy vehicles, in which the chamber is formed by connecting a pressure housing and a non-pressure housing,wherein the method connects the pressure housing and the non-pressure housing of the service brake chamber, wherein the pressure housing and the non-pressure housing are made by composite material composed of non-metallic polymeric matrices, reinforced with glass fibers or carbon fibers and produced by a plastic injection molding process, wherein the method comprises the following steps:
compressing the pressure housing, the non-pressure housing and a diaphragm by means of a press machine;
forming keyways by aligning halves of recesses of the pressure housing with other halves of the respective recesses of the non-pressure housing by compressing the diaphragm to provide sealing;
forming at least six wedge mounting spaces during the step of compressing, wherein the wedge mounting spaces are required for an insertion of wedges in the keyways in a radial direction, wherein the wedge mounting spaces are formed simultaneously with the keyways;
placing the wedges into the wedge mounting spaces and driving the wedges to into the keyways in the radial direction.

US Pat. No. 10,166,956

DUAL LINE HYDRAULIC TRAILER BRAKE CONTROL CIRCUIT AND METHOD OF CONTROL THEREOF

1. A hydraulic braking system of a trailer, comprising:a pressurized supply of hydraulic fluid;
a base valve including an inlet and an outlet;
a control valve including a solenoid, an inlet fluidly coupled to the pressurized supply of hydraulic fluid, and an outlet, the control valve operably controlled between an energized state and a de-energized state;
a first brake output fluidly coupled to the outlet of the base valve;
a second brake output fluidly coupled to the outlet of the control valve;
a first sensor and a second sensor fluidly coupled to the base valve, the first sensor configured to detect a first pressure at the inlet of the base valve along an inlet line separate from the first brake output, and the second sensor configured to detect a second pressure at the outlet of the base valve;
wherein, the control valve is operably controlled to its de-energized state when a difference between the first pressure and second pressure satisfies a threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,166,955

MANUAL RELEASE DEVICE FOR PARKING LOCK MECHANISM

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A manual release device for a parking lock mechanism that is configured to be switched by an actuator between a locked state and an unlocked state, the parking lock mechanism being configured to be manually switched into the unlocked state when the parking lock mechanism is in the locked state, the manual release device comprising:an operating lever;
a cable coupled to the operating lever; and
an idle motion mechanism provided between the cable and a shaft, the shaft being configured to be turned by the actuator, wherein
the idle motion mechanism includes
a body portion that is configured to turn between a normal position and an actuated position,
a lever provided on the body portion,
an urging member configured to urge the lever such that the body portion is located in the normal position, and
a contact portion provided on the shaft,
the cable is coupled to the lever,
a distal end of the lever is arranged below a turning center of the lever,
the parking lock mechanism is configured to, when the parking lock mechanism is in the locked state, be switched into the unlocked state as the body portion contacts the contact portion to cause the shaft to turn when the lever is turned against an urging force of the urging member as a result of operation of the operating lever to cause the body portion to turn from the normal position to the actuated position.

US Pat. No. 10,166,954

BRAKE-BY-WIRE SYSTEM FOR A VEHICLE WITH AN ADJUSTABLE BRAKE PEDAL EMULATOR ASSEMBLY

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A brake pedal assembly comprising:a support structure;
a brake pedal pivotally engaged to the support structure at a first pivot axis; and
a brake pedal emulator assembly extending between and pivotally engaged to the brake pedal and the support structure at respective second and third pivot axis, the brake pedal emulator assembly including a brake pedal emulator and an adjustment mechanism aligned along a centerline intersecting the second and third pivot axis, and wherein the brake pedal emulator is constructed and arranged to displace axially when the brake pedal is actuated and the adjustment mechanism is constructed and arranged to adjust axial displacement, wherein the adjustment mechanism includes a threaded rod constructed and arranged to rotate about the centerline and a carriage threadably coupled to the threaded rod for axial movement along the centerline and engaged to the brake pedal emulator.

US Pat. No. 10,166,953

VEHICLE SHIFT CONTROL SYSTEM

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. A vehicle shift control system comprising:a parking lock device that changes rotation teeth, rotating integrally with a drive wheel, between a locked state where a lock tooth engages the rotation teeth and a non-locked state where the locked state is released;
a lock indicator lamp that, when lit, indicates the parking lock device is in the locked state; and
an electronic control unit configured to automatically control the lock indicator lamp to be either on or off, without user intervention, in accordance with a status of power supplied to a vehicle,
wherein the parking lock device is activated on the basis of a request signal to change the rotation teeth between the locked state and the non-locked state to thereby electrically change a shift position for vehicle driving,
the status of power supplied to the vehicle is at least one of:
a power off status for disabling the vehicle from running and having all systems, including ignition and accessories, off,
a partially power on status for disabling the vehicle from driving but allowing operation of only part of functions of the vehicle while a display device for indicating vehicle information related to the vehicle driving remains turned off, and
a power on status for turning on the display device and enabling the vehicle to run,
when the status of power supplied to the vehicle is the power off status for disabling the vehicle from running, the electronic control unit is configured to automatically control the lock indicator lamp to be off, without user intervention, and
when the status of power supplied to the vehicle is raised from the power off status to the partially power on status for disabling the vehicle from driving but allowing operation of only part of functions of the vehicle while the display device for indicating vehicle information related to the vehicle driving remains turned off, the electronic control unit is configured to automatically control the lock indicator lamp to be off irrespective of ambient lighting, without user intervention, even if the request signal is for changing to the locked state.

US Pat. No. 10,166,950

ELECTRONIC KEY SYSTEM, ONBOARD APPARATUS, AND PORTABLE APPARATUS

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. An electronic key system comprising:an onboard apparatus that is mounted to a vehicle; and
a portable apparatus that is carried by a user,
wherein:
the electronic key system establishes wireless communication with a secret key common to the onboard apparatus and the portable apparatus, and authenticates the portable apparatus registered as the portable apparatus of an authorized user through wireless communication;
the portable apparatus includes a portable apparatus code transmitter that transmits to the onboard apparatus a portable apparatus code unique to the portable apparatus when the portable apparatus of the authorized user is to be registered;
the onboard apparatus includes an onboard code transmitter that transmits to the portable apparatus, an onboard apparatus unique code as an onboard code different from the portable apparatus code when the portable apparatus of the authorized user is to be registered, wherein the onboard apparatus unique code is a code unique to the onboard apparatus;
the onboard apparatus further includes
a portable apparatus code receiver that receives the portable apparatus code transmitted from the portable apparatus code transmitter of the portable apparatus when the portable apparatus of the authorized user is to be registered, and
an onboard-side key generation portion that generates the secret key by a cryptographic algorithm common to the portable apparatus while using the onboard apparatus unique code and the portable apparatus code received by the portable apparatus code receiver; and
the portable apparatus further includes
an onboard code receiver that receives the onboard apparatus unique code from the onboard code transmitter when the portable apparatus of the authorized user is to be registered,
a portable-apparatus-side key generation portion that generates the secret key by the cryptographic algorithm common to the onboard apparatus while using the portable apparatus code and the onboard apparatus unique code received by the onboard code receiver, and
a temporary storage that temporarily stores the onboard apparatus unique code received by the onboard code receiver;
the temporary storage erases the onboard apparatus unique code which is temporarily stored, when, at a latest, the portable apparatus of the authorized user is completely registered; and
the portable apparatus only transmits the portable apparatus code.

US Pat. No. 10,166,949

VEHICLE SAFETY AND SECURITY SYSTEM

1. A vehicle safety and security system comprising:one or more vehicle cameras, a control box, and a remote control device;
wherein the vehicle safety and security system is adapted to enable a vehicle owner to monitor activities in and around a vehicle from a remote location;
wherein the control box records at least one imaging channel obtained from the one or more vehicle cameras;
wherein the control box triggers security alerts based upon the content of the at least one imaging channel;
wherein the one or more vehicle cameras are mounted to the vehicle and provide imaging data to the control box via the at least one imaging channel;
wherein the one or more vehicle cameras comprise one or more external vehicle cameras;
wherein the one or more vehicle cameras comprise one or more internal vehicle cameras;
wherein the at least one imaging channel delivers the imaging data from the one or more vehicle cameras to the control box;
wherein the one or more vehicle cameras provide an alert signal to the control box when motion is detected in front of the one or more vehicle cameras;
wherein the one or more external vehicle cameras comprises weather-resistant housings, transparent weatherproof lenses covering the optical components, and mounting provisions suitable for external mounting;
wherein the one or more external vehicle cameras comprises a top mount camera and a side mount camera;
wherein the top mount camera is intended to be mounted outside of the vehicle on a substantially horizontal surface;
wherein the top mount camera comprises a positioning mechanism to rotate camera optics within a substantially horizontal plane;
wherein the top mount camera comprises the positioning mechanism to tilt the camera optics up and down to change the viewing angle;
wherein the top mount camera comprises the positioning mechanism to raise and lower the camera optics to adjust the height of the camera optics over the body of the vehicle;
wherein the side mount camera is intended to be mounted outside of the vehicle on a substantially vertical surface;
wherein the side mount camera comprises the positioning mechanism to pivot the camera optics side-to-side within a substantially horizontal plane;
wherein the positioning mechanism to tilt the camera optics components up and down to change the viewing angle;
wherein the top mount camera comprises a mounting magnet to allow mounting of the top mount camera without drilling holes in the vehicle;
wherein the side mount camera comprises the mounting magnet to allow mounting of the side mount camera without drilling holes in the vehicle;
wherein the one or more internal vehicle cameras mount within a passenger compartment of the vehicle;
wherein the control box comprises a housing, one or more camera connection ports, control electronics and a power connection;
wherein the control box is a focal point within the vehicle for receiving the imaging data from the one or more vehicle cameras and then processing and/or storing the imaging data;
wherein the control box is detachable and therefore removable from the vehicle;
wherein the control electronics comprises recording circuitry to record the at least one imaging channel provided by the one or more vehicle cameras;
wherein the recording circuitry comprises components configured to function as a digital video recorder;
wherein once the control electronics has been made aware of the incident, the memory used to store recordings in temporal proximity to the incident is preserved by being marked as ‘reserved’ and not recorded over;
wherein the control electronics is adapted to be made aware of the incident through direct interaction with the vehicle owner or by detecting events within a field of view of the one or more vehicle cameras;
wherein the control electronics comprises a control transceiver to provide a wireless control connection between the control electronics and the remote control device;
wherein the control electronics comprises circuitry to select one of the one or more vehicle cameras;
wherein the control electronics transmit status alerts to a remote location;
wherein the control electronics comprises a clock circuit and a global positioning system (GPS) receiver;
wherein the control electronics combines date and time metadata obtained from the clock circuit and location metadata obtained from the global positioning system (GPS) receiver with the imaging data that is recorded or transmitted by the control box;
wherein the control box is in communication with a remote security monitoring service which receives the status alerts initiated by the control electronics;
wherein the remote security monitoring service assumes control of the control electronics for the purpose of viewing the imaging data obtained from the one or more vehicle cameras and to change settings within the control electronics.

US Pat. No. 10,166,945

FAR SIDE AIRBAG DEVICE FOR VEHICLE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A far side airbag device for a vehicle, comprising:an inflator that is disposed within a side support portion at a vehicle transverse direction central side of a seat back;
an airbag that is stored within the side support portion, that receives a supply of gas from the inflator, that expands and deploys while rupturing a planned rupture portion that is installed at the side support portion and is formed by sewing together a plurality of seat skins, and that is adapted to protect a region at least from a head portion to a chest portion of a vehicle occupant; and
a partitioning portion that partitions the airbag into a main chamber and a chamber for rupturing that is provided at a rear side and a lower side of the main chamber and that houses the inflator, at least a lower end side region of the chamber for rupturing, in an expanded and deployed state, protruding further toward a vehicle front side than the planned rupture portion, with communication ports, that communicate the respective chambers with one another, being formed at an upper end side and a lower end side of the partitioning portion,
wherein a depression of a seat cushion is disposed within a width of the airbag in the vehicle transverse direction, and the planned rupture portion is offset toward a vehicle inner side, with respect to a location of the depression of the seat cushion, in the vehicle transverse direction.

US Pat. No. 10,166,943

AIRBAG APPARATUS FOR VEHICLE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. An airbag apparatus for a vehicle, comprising:an airbag housing accommodating an airbag cushion;
an inflator supplying gas into the airbag cushion;
a first retainer fixing the inflator to the airbag housing; and
a second retainer having a first side coupled to the first retainer and controlling a flow of the gas supplied from the inflator,
wherein the second retainer comprises a mesh formed from a wire-shaped shape memory alloy.

US Pat. No. 10,166,941

LIGHT HOUSING FOR MOUNTING LIGHT ON BUMPER OF AUTOMOBILE

WARNER SCIENCE APPLICATIO...

1. A light housing adapted to be installed on a bumper of an automobile, comprising:a cylindrical member, the cylindrical member defining an inner surface having a shape of a round cylinder, with a front opening which has a shape defined by an intersection of the inner surface with a first plane that is non-perpendicular to a cylindrical axis of the cylinder; and
a mounting ring joined to the cylindrical member at the front opening, the mounting ring having an oval shape as view in a direction perpendicular to the first plane, the mounting ring having an outer rim which is located outside of the cylindrical member and extends toward a back end of the cylindrical member, the outer rim having a shape that conforms to a second plane which is parallel to the first plane.

US Pat. No. 10,166,940

EXTENDABLE VEHICLE GRILLE

FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES,...

1. A vehicle comprising:a base;
a grille supported by the base, and movable between a retracted position and an extended position;
a bumper supported by the base; and
a first linear actuator and a second linear actuator connected to the grille and the base, the second linear actuator between the first linear actuator and the bumper;
wherein in the retracted position the grille is offset from a front terminal portion of the bumper, and in the extended position the grille is generally aligned with the front terminal portion of the bumper.

US Pat. No. 10,166,939

VEHICULAR POWER SUPPLY CONTROL DEVICE AND A CONTROLLING METHOD OF THE SAME

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A vehicular power supply control device for shutting off DC electric power to be supplied from a vehicular DC power supply to a load via a parallel circuit of a plurality of electrical wires by turning off respective semiconductor switching devices on the electrical wires based on respective temperatures of the electrical wires, comprising:a current measurement unit configured to measure passing currents each flowing through each of the semiconductor switching devices;
a wire temperature estimation unit configured to estimate a temperature of each of the electrical wires from the passing currents;
a duty ratio determination unit configured to determine a duty ratio of PWM control of each of the semiconductor switching devices for which respective estimated temperatures for each of the electrical wires are matched; and
a PWM control unit configured to PWM-control each of the semiconductor switching devices with the determined duty ratio of the PWM control of each of the semiconductor switching devices to match one of a minimum and an intermediate one of the estimated temperatures for each of the electrical wires.

US Pat. No. 10,166,938

VEHICLE POWER SUPPLY BOX DEVICE

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A vehicle power supply box device which is connected between: a first input side power supply line for constantly feeding power supply electric power from a main power supply on a vehicle and a second input side power supply line for feeding power supply electric power from the main power supply in association with a state of an ignition switch of the vehicle; and a plurality of electric parts mounted on the vehicle, the vehicle power supply box device comprising:a first electric power control system which comprises at least one of a fuse, a switch and a relay, and which feeds electric power from the first input side power supply line to first group electric parts requiring constant feed of power supply electric power;
a second electric power control system which comprises at least one of a fuse, a switch and a relay, and which feeds electric power from the second input side power supply line to second group electric parts requiring feed of power supply electric power in response to the state of the ignition switch;
a recovery switch portion which is connected between the second input side power supply line and an input of the first electric power control system;
an input abnormality detecting portion which detects presence/absence of abnormality in the input of the first electric power control system; and
a recovery control portion which controls the recovery switch portion to be turned ON/OFF in accordance with the presence/absence of the abnormality detected by the input abnormality detecting portion,
wherein the recovery switch portion is connected between the second input side power supply line and the input of the first electric power control system at an upstream position of a relay which is turned ON/OFF in association with the state of the ignition switch.

US Pat. No. 10,166,937

EXTERIOR MEMBER AND WIRE HARNESS

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. An exterior member comprising:a tubular body which allows one or more conductive paths to be stored and protected therein,
wherein the tubular body has no slit,
wherein the tubular body comprises a plurality of protruding portions formed in an inner surface of the tubular body,
wherein each of the plurality of protruding portions comprises an arc part having a substantially circular arc shape extending along a circumferential direction of the inner surface of the tubular body,
wherein each of the plurality of protruding portions is substantially U-shaped or V-shaped in a cross-section cut along a tube axis of the tubular body and has a smooth surface,
wherein the plurality of protruding portions are disposed at positions on a helix around the tube axis, and
wherein the plurality of protruding portions are formed in portions of the inner surface where the conductive path moves while changing its moving direction to a part where the protruding portions do not exist.

US Pat. No. 10,166,935

TRIM ARTICLE WITH REFLECTANCE REDUCING FEATURES

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A dimmable trim component for a vehicle interior, comprising:a trim panel including an elongate accent trim portion having a reflective layer; and
a photoreactive layer disposed over the reflective layer and operable between a ground state, wherein the photoreactive layer transmits ambient light from within the vehicle interior to the reflective layer, and an excited state, wherein the photoreactive layer reduces an amount of light reflected by the reflective layer.

US Pat. No. 10,166,933

FASTENING ARRANGEMENT FOR SECURING A UNIT MOUNT AND A STABILIZER MOUNT

AUDI AG, Ingolstadt (DE)...

1. A fastening arrangement for securing a unit mount and a stabilizer mount of a motor vehicle, said fastening arrangement comprising:an elongated vehicle component having a side extending transversely with respect to the longitudinal length of the vehicle component;
a fastening element detachably connected to the vehicle component at said side of said vehicle component, said fastening element having one straight side facing away from the elongated vehicle component and provided with a first depression for supporting the stabilizer mount at the one straight side of said fastening element and an opposite side facing towards the elongated vehicle component and provided with a second depression for receiving the unit mount at a same longitudinal location,
wherein the elongated vehicle component also has a concave bearing seat formed on said side of the vehicle component at the same longitudinal location and configured to receive the unit mount having a size and shape similar to the size and shape of said second depression, so that said unit mount is receivable in said second depression of said fastening element in proximity to the stabilizer mount but at a side of the fastening element opposite to the stabilizer mount, and the unit mount and the stabilizing mount can be arranged in alignment with each other in the transverse direction.

US Pat. No. 10,166,928

STORAGE COMPARTMENT DIVIDER HAVING PARTITION WITH HINGED TELESCOPING SECTIONS

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A storage compartment divider, comprising:a partition including (a) a first section with a first peg connected to (b) a second section with a second peg by (c) a hinge; and
a base including (a) a plurality of sockets receiving said first peg and said second peg and holding said partition in a plurality of positions and (b) a receiver shaped to receive and hold said partition at said hinge when said first section and said second section are folded together about said hinge.

US Pat. No. 10,166,925

REAR VIEW ELEMENT FOLDING DEVICE

1. A rear view element folding device for a motor vehicle for approaching at least one rotational position of an element housing relative to an element foot than can be mounted on the motor vehicle, and for locking or unlocking at least one resting position of the element housing relative to the element foot, whereina first actuator for a translation movement of a first engagement element that is firmly connected to the element housing relative to a second engagement element that is connected to the element foot along a rotation axis, wherein the first engagement element and the second engagement element in locking position, such as a locked resting position of the element housing, stand in a fixed engagement with each other and in an unlocking position, such as an unlocked resting position of the element housing, the engagement is released by a certain translation movement, and
a second, separate actuator for a rotational movement for rotating the first engagement element relative to the second engagement element around the rotation axis, wherein through a first rotational movement, a first rotation position of the element housing can be approached from the unlocked resting position, and through a second rotation movement of the element housing, which is counter to the first rotational movement, the unlocked resting position can be approached from the first rotational position, wherein the second actuator comprises a Bowden cable having an inner cable comprising at least one of an active material or a shaped memory alloy, wherein the inner cable connects the first engagement element to the element foot.

US Pat. No. 10,166,923

IMAGE GENERATION DEVICE AND IMAGE GENERATION METHOD

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. An image generation device applied to a vehicle mounted with an in-vehicle camera to line-of-sight-convert an image captured by the in-vehicle camera to generate a line-of-sight-converted image which is an image different in photographing direction from the image captured by the in-vehicle camera, the image generation device comprising:a correspondence relationship storage unit that stores a correspondence relationship which is determined in accordance with a mounting position and a mounting angle of the in-vehicle camera with reference to a road surface and which associates a pixel position on the line-of-sight-converted image with a pixel position on the captured image;
an image generation unit that references the correspondence relationship to generate the line-of-sight-converted image from the captured image;
a deviation sensing unit that senses deviation of at least one of the mounting position and the mounting angle of the in-vehicle camera;
a mounted state calculation unit that, upon sensing of the deviation, calculates a new mounting position and a new mounting angle of which the deviation is not sensed;
a first region updating unit that, upon calculating the new mounting position and the new mounting angle, updates the correspondence relationship associated with a first region in accordance with the new mounting position and the new mounting angle, wherein the first region is a predetermined image region that is set in the line-of-sight-converted image; and
a second region updating unit that, upon satisfaction of a predetermined updating condition after updating the correspondence relationship associated with the first region, updates the correspondence relationship associated with a second region in the line-of-sight-converted image in accordance with the new mounting position and the new mounting angle, wherein the second region is other than the first region,
wherein the line-of-sight-converted image is generated based on the updated correspondence relationship and the generated line-of-sight-converted image is displayed on an in-vehicle monitor.

US Pat. No. 10,166,921

BRIGHTNESS AND COLOR MATCHING VIDEO FROM MULTIPLE-CAMERA SYSTEM

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A surround view system for a vehicle, the system comprising:a first camera, positioned on the vehicle to capture a first video image including a first region of interest;
a second camera, positioned on the vehicle to capture a second video image including a second region of interest, the second camera being positioned such that the first region of interest at least partially overlaps with the second region of interest;
a third camera, positioned on the vehicle to capture a third video image including a third region of interest, the third camera positioned such that the third region of interest at least partially overlaps with the second region of interest;
a controller configured to
receive the first video image;
receive the second video image;
determine a first overlap region, the first overlap region including a portion of the first video image where the first region of interest overlaps with the second region of interest;
determine a first color error for the second camera, the first color error being indicative of a color difference between the first video image and the second video image within the first overlap region;
determine a first color gain factor for the second camera based on the first color error;
generate a first adjusted video input stream for the second camera by applying the first color gain factor to reduce the first color error;
receive an adjusted second video image from the second camera including an adjusted second region of interest;
receive the third video image;
determine a second overlap region, the second overlap region including a portion of the third video image where the third region of interest overlaps with the adjusted second region of interest;
determine a second color error for the third camera, the second color error being indicative of a second color difference between the third video image and the adjusted second video image within the second overlap region;
determine a second color gain factor for the third camera based on the second color error; and
generate a second adjusted video input stream for the third camera using the second color gain factor to reduce the second color error,
wherein the controller is further configured to adjust the first color gain factor and the second color gain factor such that they are lesser than a maximum threshold and greater than a minimum threshold, and
wherein the minimum threshold and the maximum threshold for one gain factor are based on the values of the other gain factors.

US Pat. No. 10,166,918

DRIVE ASSISTING APPARATUS

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A drive assisting apparatus comprising:an electronic control unit having a microcomputer as a main component and configured to implement control elements that correspond to respective software processes executed by at least one of the microcomputer and a dedicated hardware element, the control elements including:
a running state detection unit which detects a running state of a vehicle;
a manipulation detection unit which detects a drive manipulation of a driver on the vehicle;
a line-of-sight direction detection unit which detects a line-of-sight direction of the driver;
a pattern storage unit which is stored in advance with data indicating combinations of a vehicle running state and a driver drive manipulation and a driver line-of-sight direction pattern; and
a warning signal output unit which outputs a warning signal if a combination of the running direction detected by the running state detection unit, the drive manipulation detected by the manipulation detection unit, and the line-of-sight direction detected by the line-of-sight direction detection unit is different from any of the combinations of the data stored in the pattern storage unit.

US Pat. No. 10,166,917

TRANSMISSION OF UNCOMPRESSED VIDEO IN CELLULAR NETWORKS

1. A method for providing road safety services in a cellular system, comprising:receiving video data from at least one video sensor, which captures video images of a road, in a base station or in a first user equipment (UE) or in an external processing block connected to the base station or to the first UE;
establishing at least one of the following radio communication channels using a cellular technology: a first channel between at least one second user equipment (UE) and the base station and a second channel between at least one second UE and the first UE by using a device-to-device (D2D) cellular technology;
connecting the second UE to an application for receiving at least one road safety information;
identifying at least one video sensor capturing the image of at least one vehicle approaching the second UE;
transmitting over the at least one radio communication channel to the at least one second UE, responsively to the identification of the at least one video sensor, at least one of the following road safety information: the video data representing the at least one vehicle in at least one area of at least one video image of the road in proximity to the second UE that was received from the at least one video sensor or control information resulting from processing the received video data and relating to a potential collision; and
retrieving by the second UE at least one of the following road safety information: video data or control information, while using at least one descrambling code either received subsequently to the second UE connection to the road safety application or pre-configured for descrambling road safety information or a combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,166,912

AUTOMOTIVE LED DRIVING APPARATUS

SL Corporation, Daegu (K...

1. An automotive light-emitting diode (LED) driving apparatus for operating an LED group in which first and second LED groups are connected in series, the automotive LED driving apparatus comprising:a voltage input unit configured to receive an input voltage from a power device of a vehicle;
a current controller configured to generate a current with a predetermined level by adjusting the input voltage, received from the voltage input unit, and configured to provide the generated current to an input terminal of the first LED group;
a first feedback path configured to feed back a voltage applied to a first node, connected to an output terminal of the first LED group, to an input terminal of the current controller;
a first switching unit disposed on the first feedback path and switched on or off based on a control signal received from a control device of the vehicle; and
a second switching unit disposed between an output terminal of the second LED group and a ground and switched on or off based on the control signal,
wherein when the control signal is a first control signal to turn on the first LED group, the first switching unit is turned on, the second switching unit is turned off, and the current controller is operated as a buck-boost converter, and
wherein when the control signal is a second control signal to turn on the first and second LED groups, the second switching unit is turned on, the first switching unit is turned off, and the current controller is configured to operate as a boost converter.

US Pat. No. 10,166,911

ILLUMINATION DEVICE AND VEHICLE

Dai Nippon Printing Co., ...

1. An illumination device comprising:a coherent light source that emits first coherent light beams and second coherent light beams, the second coherent light beams including light beams having a plurality of wavelength ranges;
an optical device that diffuses the first coherent light beams to illuminate a first illumination zone and diffuses a wave of the second coherent light beams to illuminate a second illumination zone; and
a timing control unit that individually controls incidence timing of the first coherent light beams and the second coherent light beams on the optical device or illumination timing of the first illumination zone and the second illumination zone,
wherein the optical device includes a first diffusion region on which the first coherent light beams are incident, and a second diffusion region on which the second coherent light beams are incident,
the first diffusion region is capable of illuminating the first illumination zone by diffusion of the incident first coherent light beams,
the second diffusion region is capable of illuminating the second illumination zone by diffusion of the incident second coherent light beams,
the first diffusion region includes a plurality of first element diffusion regions, the first element diffusion regions illuminating respective first partial regions in the first illumination zone by diffusion of the incident first coherent light beams, the first partial regions being respectively illuminated by the first element diffusion regions at least partially different from one another,
the second diffusion region also includes a plurality of second element diffusion regions, the second element diffusion regions illuminating respective second partial regions in the second illumination zone by diffusion of the incident second coherent light beams, the second partial regions being respectively illuminated by the second element diffusion regions at least partially different from one another, and
the timing control unit controls incidence timing of the second coherent light beams on the optical device, or illumination timing of the second illumination zone so that an illumination color of the second illumination zone is adjusted.

US Pat. No. 10,166,899

RATCHETING HEADREST ASSEMBLY

DAIMAY NORTH AMERICA AUTO...

1. A headrest assembly, comprising:a head restraint configured to rotate from a first locked position to a second locked position to incline the head restraint relative to a seat back, wherein:
the head restraint is configured such that rotation of the head restraint beyond the second locked position causes the head restraint to become urged back to the first locked position,
the head restraint includes a ratchet assembly having a pawl and pawl spring,
the pawl spring includes a first section and a second section,
the first section of the pawl spring is configured to contact the pawl when the head restraint is rotated from the first locked position to the second locked position, and
the second section of the pawl spring is configured to contact the pawl when the head restraint is rotated beyond the second locked position;
wherein the second section of the pawl spring is spaced-apart from the first section of the pawl spring in a direction parallel to an axis of rotation of the head restraint such that the second section of the pawl spring lies in a different plane than the first section of the pawl spring.

US Pat. No. 10,166,891

VEHICULAR SEAT

TACHI-S CO., LTD., Akish...

14. A vehicular seat comprising a surface skin for covering a pad and a backboard to which the surface skin is attached, the surface skin being attached to a peripheral edge of the backboard, wherein:the surface skin comprises a first surface skin and a second surface skin that is connected to the first surface skin;
a connecting structure for connecting the backboard and the second surface skin is provided;
the second surface skin is formed from an elastomer;
the elastomer has shape-retaining properties such that the shape thereof can be maintained in a natural state;
the second surface skin is connected to a peripheral edge of the first surface skin;
an end of the second surface skin is stitched to the peripheral edge of the first surface skin;
the connecting structure comprises:
protruding members provided to the second surface skin; and
holes provided to a peripheral edge on the back surface of the backboard;
the second surface skin is connected to the peripheral edge on the back surface of the backboard by the protruding members being inserted into the holes;
the second surface skin comprises a bent portion bent along the peripheral edge on the back surface of the backboard, due to the shape-retaining properties;
the protruding members are provided on the inner surface of the bent portion;
the protruding members are formed from the same material as the second surface skin;
a connecting portion between the first surface skin and the second surface skin is placed on a boundary portion between a front surface of the pad and the side surface of the pad; and
the second surface skin covers an entire area of the side surface of the pad.

US Pat. No. 10,166,889

SERIES MOUNTED ENERGY ATTENUATOR AND SPRING DAMPER

Armorworks Holdings, Inc....

1. A shock absorbing vehicle seating system, comprising:a seat moveably attached to the vehicle by a seat guide apparatus configured to constrain seat movement to a stroking direction;
a spring damper with a first end and a second end; the spring damper configured to compress and extend along a longitudinal axis extending through the first and second ends in response to variations in loading applied at the first and second ends; and
an energy attenuating component with a deformable portion disposed between a first end and a second end thereof, the energy attenuating component configured to deform along a longitudinal axis extending through the first and second ends of the energy attenuating component, wherein the second end of the energy attenuating component is attached to the first end of the spring damper, and the longitudinal axes of the spring damper and the energy attenuating component are aligned, the spring damper and energy attenuating component together forming a seat supporting assembly disposed between the seat and the vehicle, and wherein the energy attenuating component is configured to remain rigid while shock loads imparted to the seat through the seat supporting assembly are less than a predetermined threshold value, and to permanently deform in a predictable manner in response to a shock load that reaches the threshold value, allowing the seat to stroke in the stroking direction as the energy attenuating component absorbs energy, and further wherein the spring damper has a damping coefficient selected to ensure that for a given range of seat-to-vehicle initial closing velocity in a high energy impact event, the energy attenuating component will begin to deform before the spring damper has fully compressed.

US Pat. No. 10,166,886

OCCUPANT DETECTION METHOD AND OCCUPANT DETECTION APPARATUS

AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAI...

11. An occupant detection apparatus comprising:a load detection portion detecting a load applied to a seat for a vehicle;
a seating detection portion detecting that an occupant is seated at the seat;
a local maximum holding portion holding a local maximum of the load which is detected when the occupant becomes seated;
a standard value setting portion setting a standard value of the load in a state in which the occupant is seated at the seat;
a seating state deviation detection portion detecting a deviation of a seating state of the occupant at the seat by monitoring a deviation of the load; and
a determination condition change portion making a determination condition for detecting the deviation of the seating state strict in such a manner that the larger a difference between the local maximum of the load and the standard value of the load is, the stricter the determination condition is made.

US Pat. No. 10,166,875

DEPLOYABLE SAFETY SHIELD FOR CHARGING

NIO USA, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A system for charging an electric vehicle, the system comprising:a charging system including a power source and a charging plate wirelessly coupled to the power source, wherein the power source wirelessly transfers power to the charging plate; and
at least one shield portion between the charging plate and a passenger compartment of the electric vehicle,
wherein,
the at least one shield portion includes at least two states, a first state being a non-deployed state and a second state being a deployed state, and
the at least one shield portion is configured to attenuate an electromagnetic field provided by the charging system when in the second state.

US Pat. No. 10,166,874

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR POSITIONING BY MEANS OF TRIANGULATION

Bayerische Motoren Werke ...

1. A system comprising a vehicle and an induction charging unit, the induction charging unit comprising a primary coil and the vehicle comprising a secondary coil and wherein, during a charging operation in a charging position, electric power is inductively transmissible from the primary coil to the secondary coil, in the charging position, the secondary coil being situated in a preferred spatial position area with respect to the primary coil, wherein, for setting the charging position,wherein the system is configured to measure a plurality of magnetic field vectors generated by a corresponding plurality of antennas and, based on measured intensities of the plurality of magnetic field vectors, the system iteratively detects a location position by means of triangulating the plurality of antennas, wherein the location position describes a time-dependent spatial position of the secondary coil with respect to the primary coil, and
based on the iteratively-detected location position and the charging position, the system iteratively detects a travel trajectory, along which the location position of the charging position is approximated.

US Pat. No. 10,166,864

DRIVE APPARATUS

Hydro-Gear Limited Partne...

1. A drive apparatus for use on a vehicle having a prime mover, the drive apparatus comprising:a housing;
a center section disposed in the housing and having a first end and a second end, and having hydraulic porting formed therein, the center section further comprising:
a first running surface having a first pair of kidney ports connected to the hydraulic porting, wherein the first running surface is formed closer to the first end than to the second end;
a plurality of projections extending from the first running surface, wherein each of the plurality of projections has an opening formed therein for securing the center section to the housing;
a second running surface having a second pair of kidney ports connected to the hydraulic porting; and
a third running surface having a third pair of kidney ports connected to the hydraulic porting, wherein the second and third running surfaces are formed closer to the second end than to the first end;
a hydraulic pump disposed on the first running surface and connected to the first pair of kidney ports;
a first hydraulic motor disposed on the second running surface and comprising a first motor cylinder block connected to the second pair of kidney ports and driving a first output shaft; and
a second hydraulic motor disposed on the third running surface and comprising a second motor cylinder block connected to the third pair of kidney ports and driving a second output shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,166,860

MULTI-STAGE DETACHABLE HOOD AIR SCOOP ASSEMBLIES AND VEHICLES INCORPORATING THE SAME

1. A vehicle comprising:a hood assembly that extends over an engine compartment; and
a multi-stage detachable hood air scoop assembly connected to the hood assembly above the engine compartment, the multi-stage detachable hood air scoop assembly comprising:
an intake component connected directly to the hood assembly; and
a cover component releasable connected to the intake component and directly to the hood assembly using releasable connections such that the cover component detaches from the intake component and the hood assembly in response to a predetermined front impact force;
wherein the intake component comprises a fastening arm connected to the cover component, the fastening arm having a line of weakness that separates the fastening arm into a connected portion that remains connected to the intake component and a free portion that separates from the connected portion upon application of a predetermined tensile force at the line of weakness.

US Pat. No. 10,166,851

BELT MOLDING

SHIROKI CORPORATION, Fuj...

1. A belt molding disposed on an upper edge of an outer panel or an upper edge of an inner panel of a vehicular door including a glass that rises and lowers between the upper edge of the outer panel and the upper edge of the inner panel, the belt molding comprising:a molding main body installed on the upper edge of the outer panel or the upper edge of the inner panel;
a protrusion formed on an outer surface of a side portion of the molding main body, the side portion being opposed to the glass; and
a seal lip formed below the protrusion on the outer surface of the side portion of the molding main body, the seal lip being configured to be in contact with the glass that rises and lowers, the seal lip being capable of being in contact with the protrusion when the glass is fully-closed, wherein
the belt molding includes a skin on a seal lip contacting portion of the protrusion that contacts the seal lip,
the skin is made of a harder material than a material of the protrusion, and
the skin covers the outer surface of the side portion of the molding main body.

US Pat. No. 10,166,848

LOCKING LIFT ASSIST FOR FOLDING SOFT TOPS

Bestop, Inc., Louisville...

1. A soft top assembly for a vehicle, comprising:a pair of frame members operably connected to the vehicle;
a pair of side rails slidably connected to the frame members;
a pivotal sunroof portion pivotally connected to the pair of side rails;
a cover operably connected to at least the pivotal sunroof portion, wherein pivoting the pivotal sunroof portion moves the cover between a closed position and an open sunroof position;
a lift assist locking mechanism operably connected to the vehicle and operably coupled to the pair of side rails to selectively allow the soft top assembly to move between the open sunroof position and a rearward open position;
wherein the lift assist locking mechanism comprises at least one cam that is rotatably mounted and at least one rotatable member that is rotatably mounted, wherein when the cam is in a first locking position the cam engages a protruding surface on the rotatable member to prevent the soft top assembly from moving to the rearward open position, and, when the cam is rotated to a second unlocking position the cam allows for the soft top assembly to move to the rearward open position.

US Pat. No. 10,166,842

AIR-CONDITIONING GRILL INSTALLATION STRUCTURE AND AIR-CONDITIONING GRILL INSTALLATION METHOD

CALSONIC KANSEI CORPORATI...

1. An air-conditioning grill installation structure, comprising:a grill installation part provided on an installation member;
an air-conditioning grill installed in the grill installation part, the air-conditioning grill including an air outlet; and
a grill fixing part provided on a back of the installation member, wherein
the grill installation part of the installation member is formed in a notched shape such that the air-conditioning grill is insertable from a direction orthogonal to an opening direction of the air outlet,
the air-conditioning grill is provided with an outer peripheral flange that is integrally formed and disposed frontward to a front surface side of the installation member, the outer peripheral flange being configured to provide a surface decorative effect,
the air-conditioning grill is integrally provided with a grill holding plate that is attached to the grill fixing part from a back of the grill fixing part, the grill holding plate being provided on a back side of the outer peripheral flange, and
the grill installation part is positioned between the outer peripheral flange and the grill holding plate.

US Pat. No. 10,166,836

UTILITY VEHICLE

Polaris Industries Inc., ...

1. A utility vehicle, comprising:a plurality of ground-engaging members;
a frame supported by the ground-engaging members;
a powertrain assembly supported by the frame and including an engine;
an alternator coupled to the engine through a housing; and
a heating, ventilation, and air condition (“HVAC”) assembly including a compressor operably coupled to the engine, the compressor being supported on a first side of the housing and the alternator being supported on a second side of the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,166,832

PERFORMANCE-VARIABLE BUSHINGS AS WELL AS GAS SPRING AND DAMPER ASSEMBLIES INCLUDING SAME

Firestone Industrial Prod...

1. A performance-variable bushing assembly dimensioned for securement between an end member of an associated gas spring assembly and a damper element of an associated damper assembly, said bushing assembly comprising:an inner support element including an element wall with an outside surface and inside surface at least partially defining a passage through said inner support element, said element wall including a flange wall portion extending outwardly from along said outside surface toward an outer peripheral edge;
an outer support element spaced radially outward and coextensive with at least a portion of said inner support element;
an elastomeric connecting element extending between and operatively connecting said inner and outer support elements such that a substantially fluid-tight seal is formed therebetween, said elastomeric connecting element at least partially formed from one of an electrorheological elastomeric material and a magnetorheological elastomeric material; and,
a variation-inducing element operatively associated with at least said elastomeric connecting element and selectively operable to vary values of one or more physical properties within predetermined ranges of values corresponding to said one or more physical properties.

US Pat. No. 10,166,822

TIRE POSITION DETERMINATION SYSTEM

PACIFIC INDUSTRIAL CO., L...

1. A tire position determination system that determines a position of each tire of a plurality of tires in a vehicle body, the system comprising:a plurality of tire air pressure detectors respectively coupled to the plurality of tires, wherein each tire pressure detector is capable of transmitting a tire air pressure signal, waits to transmit a radio signal including the tire air pressure signal in a first period, and is allowed to transmit the radio signal in a second period;
a plurality of axle rotation detection units respectively arranged on a plurality of axles of the plurality of tires, wherein each axle rotation detection unit detects a rotation amount of the corresponding axle and generates axle rotation amount information; and
a receiver included in the vehicle body, wherein the receiver receives the tire air pressure signal from each tire air pressure detector and monitors air pressure of the corresponding tire, wherein
each tire air pressure detector includes:
a detector angle monitor that monitors whether or not the tire air pressure detector of the corresponding tire is rotated to a certain detector angle;
an information storage that stores a plurality of pieces of timing information, which indicate a plurality of timings when the tire air pressure detector of the corresponding tire is rotated to the certain detector angle, in the first period, during which the tire air pressure detector of the corresponding tire waits to transmit the radio signal, and
a radio transmission control unit that transmits the plurality of pieces of timing information, which are stored in the information storage, to the receiver in the second period, during which the radio signal transmission is allowed, and
the receiver includes:
an axle rotation amount reader that receives the axle rotation amount information generated in each axle rotation detection unit, and
a position determination unit that calculates an axle rotation amount corresponding to a point of time when each tire air pressure detector of the corresponding tire is rotated to the certain detector angle based on the plurality pieces of timing information, which is received from the radio transmission control unit of the tire air pressure detector coupled to the corresponding tire, and the axle rotation amount information of the corresponding tire, which is received from the axle rotation amount reader and corresponds to the plurality pieces of timing information of the corresponding tire, to determine a position of the corresponding tire using the calculated axle rotation amount.

US Pat. No. 10,166,814

AXLE WHEEL END AXIAL THRUST ASSEMBLY

KOYO BEARINGS NORTH AMERI...

1. An axle assembly of a vehicle, comprising:a differential assembly;
a first axle tube extending outwardly from a first side of the differential assembly, the first axle tube including a proximal end adjacent the differential assembly, an opposite distal end, an axle bore extending therebetween, and an annular groove in the axle bore of the axle tube;
a first axle shaft rotatably received in the first axle tube, the first axle shaft including a proximal end disposed in the differential assembly, an opposite distal end extending outwardly from the distal end of the first axle shaft, and an annular groove extending radially inwardly from its outer surface;
an annular ring holder axially fixed within the axle bore of the first axle tube;
a radial bearing assembly including an outer race that is axially fixed with regard to the axle tube and a plurality of roller elements rotatably received therein, the radial bearing assembly being disposed within the axle bore of the first axle tube;
a first snap ring received in the annular groove of the first axle shaft;
a second snap ring received in the annular groove of the axle tube, wherein the annular groove is between the distal end of the axle tube and the radial bearing assembly and the second snap ring is adjacent the outer race of the radial bearing assembly; and
a thrust ring, the thrust ring being disposed within the axle bore of the first axle tube between the radial bearing assembly and the first snap ring so that the thrust ring abuts the radial bearing assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,166,812

AXLE ASSEMBLY

1. An axle assembly comprising:an axle housing;
a shaft received in the axle housing;
a shaft bearing supporting the shaft for rotation relative to the housing about an axle shaft axis, the shaft bearing having an inner race, which is received on and directly engaged to the shaft, and an outer race that is received on and directly engaged to the axle housing;
a differential assembly having an output member that is non-rotatably coupled to the shaft; and
an annular band, which is fixedly coupled to the shaft at a location along the axle shaft axis between the inner race and the output member; and
a secondary retainer that is disposed along the axle shaft axis between the annular band and the output member and is configured to limit movement of the annular band along the axle shaft axis in a direction toward the output member;
wherein the secondary retainer comprises a retaining ring that is received into a circumferentially extending slot formed in the shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,166,810

OPTICALLY VARIABLE MAGNETIC SECURITY THREADS AND STRIPES

SICPA HOLDING SA, Prilly...

1. A security thread or stripe comprising:i) an optically variable layer imparting a different color impression at different viewing angles and being made of an optically variable composition comprising optically variable pigment particles;
ii) a magnetic code made of a magnetic composition comprising pigment particles, one or more infrared transparent dyes and/or one or more infrared transparent pigments, said pigment particles comprising a magnetic core having a shape of a sphere surrounded by a layer made of one or more inorganic materials, and
iii) a non-metallized substrate,
wherein the magnetic code has a color matching the color impression of the optically variable layer at one viewing angle,
wherein the optically variable layer and the magnetic code are jointly visible from one side of the security thread or stripe, and
wherein the pigment particles comprise the magnetic core surrounded by a first layer made of one or more inorganic materials and a second layer made of one or more inorganic materials, wherein at least one of the first layer and second layer is made of one or more inorganic materials being metals and wherein the second layer is not made of a same material as the first layer.

US Pat. No. 10,166,808

OPTICALLY VARIABLE SECURITY THREADS AND STRIPES

SICPA HOLDING SA, Prilly...

1. A security thread or stripe comprising:a) an optically variable layer which imparts different color impressions at different viewing angles, comprising an optically variable composition that comprises about 2 to about 40 wt-% of optically variable pigments, and said optically variable layer including indicia formed at least one of:
by one or more gaps in the optically variable composition; and
with the optically variable composition,
the weight percents being based on the total weight of the optically variable composition;
b) a color constant layer, which exhibits a color matching a color impression of the optically variable layer at a prescribed viewing angle, comprising a color constant composition that comprises at least one of about 1 to about 20 wt-% of one or more dyes and about 0.1 to about 45 wt-% of inorganic pigments, organic pigments or mixtures thereof, and said color constant layer including indicia formed at least one of:
by one or more gaps in the color constant composition; and
with the color constant composition,
the weight percents being based on the total weight of the color constant composition;
c) a holographic metallic layer; and
d) a transparent substrate,
wherein i) the holographic metallic layer faces an external environment and the transparent substrate and is located on an opposite side of the substrate carrying the color constant layer and the optically variable layer and ii) at least one of the color constant layer and/or the optically variable layer faces the environment,
wherein the optically variable layer, the color constant layer and the holographic metallic layer are at least partially jointly visible from at least one side of the security thread or stripe, and wherein the indicia are independently selected from the group consisting of symbols, alphanumeric symbols, motifs, geometric patterns, letters, words, numbers, logos, drawings and combinations thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,166,787

PRINTER AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR

Shandong New Beiyang Info...

1. A control method of a printer, comprising:printing a first positioning mark and a first printing content on printing paper when printing is executed using a ribbon of a reference color, wherein the first positioning mark is used for marking a position of a first page on the printing paper and the first printing content is printed by using the ribbon of the reference color; and
firstly detecting the first positioning mark on the printing paper and then transmitting a starting position of the first page to a printing position of a printing head according to the first positioning mark and a printing position deviation compensation value to print the printing content of the first page in an ith printing content when printing is executed using a ribbon of an ith color;
wherein the printer comprises a mark sensor for detecting a positioning mark on the printing paper and a printing head for executing printing on the printing paper; the printing position deviation compensation value is a distance between a starting position of the first positioning mark when the mark sensor detects that the first positioning mark reaches the detection position of the mark sensor and a detection position of the mark sensor; the ith color is a color except the reference color; and the ith printing content is printed by using the ribbon of the ith color.

US Pat. No. 10,166,775

LIQUID DISCHARGE HEAD WITH PARTIAL FLOW PASSAGE MEMBER AND RECORDING DEVICE

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A liquid discharge head comprising:a flow passage member comprising:
a plurality of discharge holes;
a plurality of pressurizing chambers respectively connected to the plurality of discharge holes;
a plurality of first flow passages respectively connected to the plurality of pressurizing chambers to supply liquid to the plurality of pressurizing chambers;
a plurality of second flow passages respectively connected to the plurality of pressurizing chambers to collect the liquid from the plurality of pressurizing chambers;
a plurality of third flow passages respectively connected to the plurality of pressurizing chambers to supply the liquid to the plurality of pressurizing chambers; and
a plurality of pressurizing sections respectively pressurizing the plurality of pressurizing chambers,
wherein the pressurizing chamber comprises a pressurizing chamber body, and a partial flow passage connecting the pressurizing chamber body and the discharge hole, the pressurizing chamber body being connected with the first flow passage, the partial flow passage being connected with the third flow passage.

US Pat. No. 10,166,748

MULTI-STAGE DEBULK AND COMPACTION OF THICK COMPOSITE REPAIR LAMINATES

Textron Innovations Inc.,...

3. The method according to claim 1, wherein at least one of the uncured ply stacks comprises fewer than ten uncured plies.

US Pat. No. 10,166,734

MOLD APPARATUS, MOLD SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR MOLDING SOLE COMPONENT OF ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

2. A mold apparatus, comprising:a first arm, the first arm having a first pivot end, a first driven cam surface located distal from the first pivot end, a first mold surface located between the first pivot end and the first driven cam surface, a first outer surface opposite the first mold surface, a first top surface adjacent the first mold surface, and a first bottom surface opposite the first top surface;
a second arm, the second arm having a second pivot end, a second driven cam surface located distal from the second pivot end, and a second mold surface located between the second pivot end and the second driven cam surface, the second mold surface of the second arm opposing the first mold surface of the first arm, a second outer surface opposite the second mold surface, a second top surface adjacent the second mold surface, and a second bottom surface opposite the second top surface; and
a driving cam member, the driving cam member having a first driving cam surface engaging the first driven cam surface of the first arm to pivot the first arm about the first pivot end of the first arm in a first direction, and a second driving cam surface engaging the second driven cam surface of the second arm to pivot the second arm about the second pivot end of the second arm in a second direction opposite the first direction, the driving cam member moving between a first position and a second position in a direction substantially toward or away from the first pivot end of the first arm and substantially perpendicular to at least one of the first direction of pivot of the first arm and the second direction of pivot of the second arm,
wherein in the first position of the driving cam member: (a) the first driving cam surface locates the first driven cam surface of the first arm at a first cam position of the first driving cam surface and the first driven cam surface, and (b) the second driving cam surface locates the second driven cam surface of the second arm at a first cam position of the second driving cam surface and the second driven cam surface, wherein in the first position, the first driven cam surface of the first arm and the second driven cam surface of the second arm are located adjacent one another and the first mold surface of the first arm and the second mold surface of the second arm form a continuous mold surface; and
in the second position of the driving cam member: (a) the first driving cam surface locates the first driven cam surface of the first arm at a second cam position of the first driving cam surface and the first driven cam surface, and (b) the second driving cam surface locates the second driven cam surface of the second arm at a second cam position of the second driving cam surface and the second driven cam surface, wherein in the second position, the first driven cam surface of the first arm and the second driven cam surface of the second arm are located remote from one another and the first mold surface of the first arm and the second mold surface of the second arm do not form a continuous mold surface.

US Pat. No. 10,166,733

EXPANSION CONTROL DEVICE AND TIRE MOLD USING SAME

Bridgestone Americas Tire...

7. A mold device for a pneumatic tire, comprising:a segmented tire mold comprising:
a plurality of mold segments each having a radially inner surface and a radially outer surface, wherein the radially inner surface of each mold segment has a molding surface,
a first axial half, and
a second axial half;
at least one expansion control device having a radially inner surface comprising:
a first portion, and
a second portion; and
a first tension bladder having a radially inner surface and a radially outer surface;
wherein the first tension bladder is oriented circumferentially around the radially outer surface of the first axial half of the segmented tire mold;
a second tension bladder having a radially inner surface and a radially outer surface,
wherein the second tension bladder is oriented circumferentially around the radially outer surface of the second axial half of the segmented tire mold
wherein the radially inner surface of the first and second tension bladders is oriented circumferentially around, and radially outwardly of, the radially outer surface of the mold segments,
wherein the radially inner surface of the expansion control device is oriented circumferentially around, and radially outwardly of, the radially outer surface of the first and second tension bladders,
wherein the first portion of the expansion control device is oriented circumferentially around, and radially-outwardly of, the radially outer surface of the first tension bladder,
wherein the second portion of the expansion control device is oriented circumferentially around, and radially-outwardly of, the radially outer surface of the second tension bladder,
wherein the expansion control device applies a force radially inwardly to the mold segments,
wherein the tension bladder is configured to be expandable in volume, wherein expansion in volume of the tension bladder places the expansion control device in tension, and
wherein the expansion control device is at least one of: a cable and a ring.

US Pat. No. 10,166,732

ANNULAR RING AND NON-PNEUMATIC TIRE

CAMSO INC., Magog (CA)

1. A non-pneumatic tire comprising:an annular beam configured to deflect at a contact patch of the non-pneumatic tire as the non-pneumatic tire rolls on a ground surface, the annular beam comprising:
an outer annular portion;
an inner annular portion; and
a shearing annular portion between the outer annular portion and the inner annular portion of the annular beam;
the outer annular portion, the inner annular portion, and the shearing annular portion of the annular beam being elastomeric, at least one of the outer annular portion and the inner annular portion of the annular beam being free of substantially inextensible reinforcement running in a circumferential direction of the annular beam, the annular beam being configured to deflect more by shearing than by bending at the contact patch of the non-pneumatic tire; and
an annular support extending radially inwardly from the annular beam and configured to deform as the non-pneumatic tire rolls on the ground surface.

US Pat. No. 10,166,701

MOULD TOOL

SURFACE GENERATION LIMITE...

1. A mould tool comprising:a mould tool component comprising:
a thermal transmission face;
a temperature control face opposite the thermal transmission face and a plurality of sidewalls extending from the temperature control face defining a plurality of individual fluid chambers adjacent the temperature control face; and
a fluid based temperature control apparatus associated with at least some of the plurality of fluid chambers, each temperature control apparatus being configured to produce a fluid jet directed to a respective impingement region on the temperature control face;
wherein at least some of the plurality of fluid chambers of the mould tool component define at least one rib extending into the respective fluid chamber from the temperature control face and extending from the impingement region on the temperature control face towards at least one of the plurality of sidewalls, and
wherein at least one rib has a concave and arched profile in a cross section extending away from the temperature control face.

US Pat. No. 10,166,694

RECOVERY OF WOOD ACETYLATION FLUID

Tricoya Technologies Ltd....

1. A system comprising a wood acetylation plant and an acetic anhydride production plant, wherein the acetic anhydride production plant comprises a unit for the production of acetic anhydride from ketene and acetic acid and, downstream thereof, an acetic anhydride distillation unit for distilling off acetic acid from a product stream produced in the unit for the production of acetic anhydride, wherein the wood acetylation plant comprises a wood acetylation unit comprising an inlet and an outlet for acetylation fluid, wherein the outlet for acetylation fluid is in fluid communication with an inlet of the acetic anhydride distillation unit.

US Pat. No. 10,166,690

APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING CONTAINER CARRIERS

ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.,...

1. An apparatus for producing container carriers comprising:an unwinder providing a generally continuous sheet of plastic material;
a rotary die including a cylinder and a plate wrapped around the cylinder, the plate having a nested edge, wherein the nested edge comprises a finger on one edge of the plate and a receiving groove on an opposite edge of the plate wherein the finger nests within the receiving groove when the plate is wrapped around the cylinder, wherein the rotary die includes one or more curved blades and is configured to punch the plastic material into a generally continuous string of three or more rows of container carriers;
an outfeed for transferring the generally continuous string to a collection station.

US Pat. No. 10,166,687

CURTAIN CUTTING AID

Chin-Fu Chen, Taichung (...

1. A curtain cutting aid, comprising:a curtain holder comprising a first sidewall, a second sidewall opposite to the first sidewall, a top wall connected between said first sidewall and said second sidewall at a top side, a bottom wall connected between said first sidewall and said second sidewall at an opposing bottom side, an insertion space surrounded by said top wall, said bottom wall, said first sidewall and said second sidewall, an insertion slot transversely cut through said first sidewall in communication with said insertion space, a sliding slot disposed adjacent to said insertion slot, a cutting slot located in said top wall in vertical communication with said insertion space and a positioning portion located in said insertion slot; and
a positioning unit comprising a movable bar, an operating knob and an elastic restoring member, said movable bar being movably inserted through said insertion slot in said first sidewall of said curtain holder into said insertion space, said movable bar comprising a plurality of positioning grooves arranged in parallel on a top wall thereof, said operating knob being mounted in said sliding slot of said curtain holder and movable between an initial position and a pressed position, said operating knob comprising an opening disposed in communication with said insertion slot and coupled to said movable bar in such a manner that when said operating knob is in said initial position, one said positioning groove of said movable bar is engaged in said positioning portion of said curtain holder; when said operating knob is in said pressed portion, each said positioning groove of said movable bar is disengaged from said positioning portion of said curtain holder, said elastic restoring member being mounted in said sliding slot in said first sidewall of said curtain holder and stopped against a bottom edge of said operating knob to support said operating knob in said initial position.

US Pat. No. 10,166,684

INDUSTRIAL ROBOT INCLUDING A PARALLEL KINEMATIC MANIPULATOR

ABB Research Ltd., Zuric...

1. An industrial robot including a manipulator for movement of an object in space, where the manipulator comprises:a movable platform arranged for carrying the object,
a first arm arranged for influencing the platform in a first direction and including a first inner arm part rotatable about a first axis, a first outer arm part pivotally connected to the first inner arm part and to the platform, and a first actuator including a first drive shaft for actuating the first arm parts, and the first inner arm part is directly mounted on the first drive shaft,
a second arm arranged for influencing the platform in a second direction and including a second inner arm part rotatable about a second axis, a second outer arm part pivotally connected to the second inner arm part and to the platform, and a second actuator including a second drive shaft for actuating the second arm parts, and the second inner arm part is directly mounted on the second drive shaft,
a third arm arranged for influencing the platform in a third direction and including a third inner arm part rotatable about a third axis, a third outer arm part pivotally connected to the third inner arm part and to the platform, and a third actuator including a third drive shaft for actuating the third arm parts, wherein the rotation axes of the first, second and third inner arm parts are parallel,
a hollow part operatively connected to the third drive shaft via a transmission unit, and
a support member extending through said hollow part and arranged to rigidly support at least one of the first and second actuators, and the hollow part is arranged rotatable about the support member.

US Pat. No. 10,166,676

KINESTHETIC TEACHING OF GRASP PARAMETERS FOR GRASPING OF OBJECTS BY A GRASPING END EFFECTOR OF A ROBOT

X DEVELOPMENT LLC, Mount...

1. A method implemented by one or more processors, comprising:identifying an object model for an object in an environment of a robot, wherein the object model is a three-dimensional model of the object;
determining an object model pose of the object model that conforms to an object pose of the object in the environment;
identifying sensor data generated by one or more sensors of the robot during physical manipulation of the robot, the physical manipulation being by a user to cause a grasping end effector of the robot to perform at least part of a grasp sequence for grasping of the object in the environment;
determining, based on the sensor data and the object model pose for the object model, one or more end effector poses of the grasping end effector, each of the end effector poses defining a pose of the grasping end effector relative to the object model during the grasp sequence;
determining, based on the sensor data, at least one translational force measure indicating force applied by the robot to the object during at least some of the grasp sequence, the force being a result of translation of an entirety of the grasping end effector, and the translation of the entirety of the grasping end effector being a result of movement of one or more actuators that are upstream of the grasping end effector; and
storing, in one or more computer readable media, an association of the object model to:
the end effector poses defined relative to the object model, and
the translational force measure.

US Pat. No. 10,166,675

TRAINABLE MODULAR ROBOTIC APPARATUS

Brain Corporation, San D...

1. A robotic apparatus operable to conduct one or more assigned physical tasks, the robotic apparatus comprising:at least one processor; and
a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium having computer-readable instructions stored thereon, the computer-readable instructions being configured to cause, when executed by the at least one processor, a first controller of the robotic apparatus to:
produce an output signal based on a sensory input comprising an environmental characteristic and a learning process of the first controller, the first controller being configured to be coupled to a first robotic body of a plurality of robotic bodies via a first type of interface, the first robotic body including a first set of one or more degrees of freedom;
initialize a trajectory of the first robotic body of the plurality of robotic bodies based on the output signal;
receive a teaching signal in response to the initialized trajectory that teaches a target trajectory;
update the learning process of the first controller based on the received teaching signal; and
implement an adjusted trajectory for the first robotic body of the plurality of robotic bodies based on the updated learning process of the first controller;
store the adjusted trajectory in one or more trained robotic configurations; and
transfer the stored one or more trained robotic configurations to a second controller on a second robotic body of the plurality of robotic bodies via a second type of interface, the second robotic body including a second set of one or more degrees of freedom distinct from the first set of one or more degrees of freedom, the second type of interface being different from the first type of interface, the one or more trained robotic configurations comprising the updated learning process of the first controller;
wherein the transfer of the stored one or more trained robotic configurations to the second controller is configured to:
enable an implementation of the adjusted trajectory on the second robotic body of the plurality of robotic bodies via the transfer, the implementation of the adjusted trajectory on the second robotic body of the plurality of robotic bodies being based on the transferred one or more trained robotic configurations; and
enable the second controller of the second robotic body of the plurality of robotic bodies to update the updated learning process for use by one or more other controllers other than the second controller.

US Pat. No. 10,166,674

ADAPTING PROGRAMMING OF A ROBOT AND/OR CONTROL OF THE ROBOT BASED ON ONE OR MORE PARAMETERS OF AN END EFFECTOR OF THE ROBOT

X DEVELOPMENT LLC, Mount...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by a robot programming application executing on at least one computing device, an indication of an end effector of a robot for which the robot is to be programmed by a user via the programming application,
the end effector being one of multiple end effectors that can be attached to and detached from an end effector attachment area of the robot;
identifying, by the programming application and based on the indication, one or more parameters defined for the end effector;
preventing, by the programming application, particular object programming input from being defined, by the user for the robot, via the programming application,
wherein the particular object programming input causes robot control output to be generated by the programming application that results in interaction of the end effector with a particular object graphically represented by the programming application, and
wherein preventing the particular object programming input from being defined is based on comparing at least one object parameter of the particular object to at least one of the parameters defined for the end effector.

US Pat. No. 10,166,666

ADAPTER FOR COMBUSTION TOOL FUEL CELLS

Illinois Tool Works Inc.,...

1. An adapter for use in combination with a fuel cell having a closure formation, said adapter comprising:a fuel cell closure ring engageable upon the closure formation of the fuel cell, the fuel cell closure ring including a top edge, a bottom edge, and a sidewall therebetween having an inner sidewall surface and an outer sidewall surface, said inner sidewall surface defining a groove, having a primary recess in communication with said groove, and having a secondary recess in communication with said groove; and
a metering valve having a body, a depending first leg with a radially extending foot formation configured for engaging said groove, and a first supplemental locking lug located on said first leg and configured and arranged for engaging said secondary recess.

US Pat. No. 10,166,653

CMP PAD CONDITIONER

EHWA DIAMOND INDUSTRIAL C...

1. A chemical mechanical polishing (CMP) pad conditioner, comprising:a substrate; and
cutting tip patterns formed on at least one surface of the substrate, the cutting tip patterns comprised of:
a plurality of substrate tip portions integrally formed on a surface of the substrate by mechanical processing, laser processing, or etching the surface of the substrate, the plurality of substrate tip portions spaced apart from each other, the plurality of substrate tip portions comprising first substrate tip portions; and
diamond deposition tip portions each formed uniformly and directly only on each of top surfaces of the first substrate tip portions.

US Pat. No. 10,166,639

SYSTEM FOR CHANGING AND INSERTING TOOLS INTO OR PRESENTING TOOLS AT A MACHINE TOOL AND TOOL MAGAZINE, ALSO MACHINE TOOL HAVING A TOOL CHANGING SYSTEM OR TOOL MAGAZINE

DECKEL MAHO PFRONTEN GMBH...

1. A system for changing and presenting one or more tools of a plurality of tools at a working spindle of a machine tool, the system comprising:n rotatable tool magazines for receiving the plurality of tools, where n?2, and the n tool magazines are arranged consecutively along a rotational axis, the rotational axis of the n tool magazines being arranged in a horizontal direction parallel to a floor space on which the machine tool stands, wherein at least one of the n tool magazines can be driven by a drive independently of the other one of the n tool magazines to perform a rotational movement about the rotational axis, and wherein each of the n tool magazines has a respective outer circumferential surface; and
a manipulator configured to remove the one or more tools of the plurality of tools from the n tool magazines and to deliver the one or more removed tools to the working spindle of the machine tool,
wherein the plurality of tools are held in tool mounts provided in and along the respective outer circumferential surfaces of the n tool magazines such that longitudinal axes of the plurality of tools in each of the n tool magazines are located in a plane and project from the outer circumferential surface of the associated tool magazine of the n tool magazines;
wherein the n tool magazines, or the n tool magazines with the exception of one of the n tool magazines, each have in one location on their respective outer circumferential surfaces a respective free place without tools through which the manipulator can be moved in a first horizontal direction parallel to the horizontal rotational axis of the n tool magazines,
wherein to remove the one or more tools of the plurality of tools from a selected tool magazine of the n tool magazines, at least one or more of the n tool magazines which are arranged along the rotational axis between the selected tool magazine and the manipulator are rotated about the rotational axis into a predetermined position such that their free places along the rotational axis provide access for the manipulator to horizontally traverse therethrough via movement of the manipulator in the first horizontal direction, and
wherein the manipulator performs a linear horizontal movement in the first horizontal direction through the free places from a position located outside of the n tool magazines, along a passage formed by the free places, and up to the selected tool magazine, and the manipulator performs a linear horizontal movement in the first horizontal direction through the free places from the selected tool magazine to the working spindle of the machine tool to transfer the one or more removed tools to the working spindle of the machine tool and to directly, by the manipulator, deliver the one or more removed tools to the working spindle of the machine tool, the n rotatable tool magazines being arranged such that the working same height above the floor space as a height of the horizontally arranged rotation axis of the n rotatable tool magazines above the floor space.

US Pat. No. 10,166,637

PIPE LOCATING SYSTEM

Data Point Targets LLC, ...

1. A target device comprising:a bracket member configured to be removably attached to at least a first pipe having a first diameter and a second pipe having a second diameter, the second diameter being less than the first diameter;
a reflector coupled to the bracket member at a location such that when the bracket member is mounted on either of the first and second pipes, the reflector is aligned with the center of the pipe; and
at least two fasteners configured to attach the bracket to either of the first pipe and the second pipe;
wherein the reflector is rotatably mounted on the bracket member and is rotatable relative to a first axis and a second axis.

US Pat. No. 10,166,629

EXOTHERMIC BONDING FOR CYLINDER BLOCK INSERTS

Caterpillar Inc., Deerfi...

1. A method for manufacturing an engine block, the method comprising:forming an expansion hole in a block body of the engine block at a top deck of the block body, the expansion hole encircling an engine block bore at a head face of the top deck, the engine block bore extending into the block body from the head face;
placing an insert into the expansion hole, the insert including an insert body, the insert body generally matching a shape of the expansion hole;
placing a reaction material between the insert and the block body;
initiating an exothermic reaction in the reaction material, the exothermic reaction forming an insert bond layer between the insert and the block body using the reaction material, and wherein the exothermic reaction provides enough heat to metallurgically bond the insert to the block body; and
forming an insert bore through the insert body.

US Pat. No. 10,166,614

ORBITAL CUTTING APPARATUS CAPABLE OF FREELY AND SELECTIVELY CONTROLLING PLURALITY OF CUTTING TOOLS WITHIN ROTATING BODY BY USING ROTATIONAL SPEED RATIO

DCSENG CO., LTD., Chungc...

1. An orbital cutting apparatus that is capable of freely and selectively controlling a plurality of cutting tools within a rotary body using a rotational speed ratio, the orbital cutting apparatus comprising:a spindle rotating unit coupled to any one surface of a main body so as to rotate (C axis);
a plurality of tool units coupled to reciprocate (X axis) toward a center of the spindle rotating unit on a front surface of the spindle rotating unit so as to cut a clamped material in an orbital manner;
a relative movement unit coupled to the main body to be rotatable in synchronization with the spindle rotating unit, and configured to transmit a rotational power from the relative movement unit to the plurality of tool units so as to cause the plurality of tool units to reciprocate;
each tool unit of the plurality of tool units includes a connection gear formed at an end of a driving shaft so as to be selectively engaged with the relative movement unit so as to receive the rotational power of the relative movement unit;
an operation unit configured to cause one of the connection gears to be engaged with or be disengaged from the relative movement unit; and
a control unit configured to control movements of the spindle rotating unit and the relative movement unit,
wherein each of the connection gears are engaged with or disengaged from the relative movement unit as a result of being reciprocated on the end of the respective driving shaft by the operation unit so as to activate or deactivate a tool.

US Pat. No. 10,166,588

APPARATUS FOR FORMING A STEEL WORKPIECE

MS AUTOTECH CO., LTD., G...

1. An apparatus for forming a steel workpiece, the apparatus comprising:a press comprising an upper mold and a lower mold and is configured to temporarily stop movement of the upper mold at a controlled position;
electrodes for applying electrical current to the workpiece loaded on the lower mold;
at least one power supply for supplying the electrical current to the electrodes;
a control unit for controlling the power supply; and
a first sensor disposed on the upper mold or the lower mold to measure a force applied to the workpiece and transmit the measured values to the control unit,
wherein the control unit controls a start timing of the power supply to supply the electrical current to the electrodes by using the values from the first sensor,
wherein the lower mold comprises:
a lower die; and
a steel assembly disposed on the lower die and contacting the workpiece loaded on the lower mold,
wherein the electrodes are disposed on the steel assembly and protrude above a surface of the steel assembly facing the workpiece so that the electrodes contact the workpiece in advance of the steel assembly, and
wherein an insulation material having elasticity is disposed between the electrodes and the steel assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,166,583

PROCESS FOR HOT-ROLLING METALLIC HOLLOW BODIES AND CORRESPONDING HOT-ROLLING MILL

SMS group GmbH, Duesseld...

1. A method for hot-rolling a metallic, elongated hollow body, said method comprising:disposing a rolling rod in the hollow body;
providing a solid lubricant as a lubricant film;
applying the lubricant film in solid form to the rolling rod; and
subsequently hot rolling the hollow body after the lubricant film is applied in solid form to the rolling rod;
wherein a first roller disposed adjacent to the rolling rod presses the lubricant film onto the rolling rod; and
wherein:
a functional agent is provided as a functional agent film or as a functional agent sheet and the functional agent film or the functional agent sheet is applied in solid form to the rolling rod or to the lubricant film before the lubricant film is applied in solid form to the rolling rod.

US Pat. No. 10,166,579

GAS VENT WITH LOW-PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE FOR LANDFILLS

WATERSHED GEOSYNTHETICS L...

1. A gas vent for a landfill, the landfill having a geomembrane, the gas vent comprising:a sub-surface gas collection manifold for collecting sub-surface gas from beneath a geomembrane, the collection manifold comprising a plenum for receiving sub-surface gas, the plenum defining an interior volume;
a conduit connected to and extending upwardly from the plenum, the conduit communicating with the interior volume of the plenum and having an upper discharge end, the conduit being adapted and provided for extending through an aperture in the geomembrane for communicating sub-surface gas from within the interior volume of the plenum through the geomembrane;
a hood positioned adjacent an upper portion of the conduit and defining a discharge chamber therein into which gas from the discharge end of the conduit is discharged, the hood also having a discharge outlet for venting gas from within the discharge chamber; and
a low-pressure relief valve associated with the conduit and being operative for opening when positive pressure exists within the conduit, the low-pressure relief valve comprising a valve membrane normally resting upon a seat and lifted off the seat by low positive pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,166,573

ECCENTRIC ASSEMBLY FOR A VIBRATION COMPACTING MACHINE

Volvo Construction Equipm...

1. An eccentric assembly for a vibration compacting machine, the eccentric assembly comprising:a housing driven and rotated by a motor;
an eccentric shaft installed in the housing so as to have a changeable angular position by rotating relative to the housing;
a locking device adopted to lock the eccentric shaft by engaging with one side of the eccentric shaft, and to unlock the eccentric shaft when a rotational speed of the housing is greater than a predetermined locking critical speed ??;
a clamping device adopted to clamp an opposite side of the one side of the eccentric shaft that engages with the locking device, and to release clamping to the eccentric shaft when a rotational speed of the housing is greater than a predetermined clamping critical speed ox; and
a stopper installed in the housing so as to limit a rotation angle of the eccentric shaft generated when locking and clamping to the eccentric shaft are released.

US Pat. No. 10,166,564

FLUID PRODUCT DISPENSER WITH CAPTIVE PUSHER

APTAR FRANCE SAS, Le Neu...

1. A fluid dispenser comprising:a fluid reservoir that defines an opening;
a dispenser member that is mounted in the opening of the reservoir and that includes an actuator rod;
a pusher for mounting on the actuator rod of the dispenser member; and
a covering shell in which an assembly, formed by the reservoir and the dispenser member, is adapted to be held in removable manner, the pusher being held captive by the covering shell so that said actuator rod can be connected to the pusher only in the covering shell, the pusher being axially movable in the covering shell over a limited stroke that is defined by a low abutment and a high abutment;
magnetic means act between the covering shell and the pusher so as to hold the pusher, by magnetic attraction/repulsion, in a determined position that is stationary relative to the covering shell, when the actuator rod is disconnected from the pusher.

US Pat. No. 10,166,557

ELECTROSTATIC SPRAY TOOL SYSTEM

Carlisle Fluid Technologi...

1. A system, comprising:an electrostatic spray system, comprising:
an electrostatic tool; and
a spray tip assembly configured to receive a coating material and an airflow to atomize and charge the coating material, and spray the coating material in an airflow direction, comprising:
a first air cap horn comprising a first recess on a first exterior surface at a first distal end of the first air cap horn, wherein the first recess surrounds an outlet of an aperture that extends through the first air cap horn;
a first charging pin configured to extend through the aperture and disposed within the first recess; and
a grounded pin, wherein the first charging pin and the grounded pin are configured to produce an electric field that charges the coating material.

US Pat. No. 10,166,556

PULSATING HIGH PRESSURE AIR AND WATER NOZZLE

VAC-TRON EQUIPMENT, LLC, ...

1. A pulsating nozzle, the nozzle comprising:an impeller adapted to rotate about an axis;
an annular housing securing the impeller therein;
a supply aperture secured to the annular housing, wherein the supply aperture is orientated to direct a stream of pressurized fluid to impact the impeller; and
a discharge port secured to the annular housing to discharge a pulsating stream of fluid;
the impeller comprising
a plurality of radial spaced vanes positioned to cause the impeller to rotate by the stream of pressurized fluid, wherein the plurality of vanes is configured to intermittently block the discharge port as the impeller rotates to generate the pulsating stream of fluid; and
a cavity formed between each vane of the plurality of vanes, wherein each cavity having an opening and a closed bottom to fill the respective cavity with a volume of the pressurized fluid at the supply aperture and to discharge the volume of pressurized fluid back through the opening at the discharge port.

US Pat. No. 10,166,552

VALVE FOR DRAINING OFF GAS FROM A CENTRIFUGAL SEPARATOR

ALFA LAVAL CORPORATE AB, ...

1. A valve for draining off gas from a centrifugal separator, said valve comprising:a valve body having a central axis around which said valve may be rotated;
a cavity arranged at a radial distance from said central axis and comprising a valve ball and a valve seat;
at least one drain channel extending from said valve seat of the cavity to an outside of said valve body; and
at least one gas intake extending from the outside of said valve body to said cavity,
wherein said valve ball is in a relaxed state within said cavity and is arranged to float on a liquid surface present within the cavity, and the valve ball is movable in said cavity in the radial direction from the central axis from a closed position, in which the hall rests against the valve seat and blocks gas in the cavity from entering said at least one drain channel, to an open position, in which the valve ball is at a longer radial distance from the central axis compared to the closed position, and in which open position said valve ball does not block said valve seat and allows gas in said cavity to drain from said valve via said drain channel.

US Pat. No. 10,166,549

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR THE SELECTION AND/OR PROCESSING OF PARTICLES, IN PARTICULAR FOR THE SELECTIVE AND/OR OPTIMISED LYSIS OF CELLS

Menarini Silicon Biosyste...

1. A method for selecting and processing of first particles sensitive to the application of an external stimulus and lysing at least one selected first particle, comprising the steps of:a) providing an array of electrodes, each electrode having dimensions comparable to or smaller than those of said first particles and each electrode being a selectable electrode;
b) selectively energizing said array of electrodes to apply to all of said electrodes a first pattern of voltages to generate a first field of force having first points of stable equilibrium each positioned at a first position, wherein the first particles are attracted towards the first points of stable equilibrium and are situated at the first position;
c) applying to all of said electrodes of said array a second pattern of voltages, different from the first pattern of voltages, to generate a second field of force having at least one second point of stable equilibrium positioned at a second position in a gap between at least two adjacent electrodes in proximity of the at least one selected first particle to be lysed; wherein the at least one selected first particle to be lysed is attracted to the at least one second point of stable equilibrium and shifted to the second position, and wherein:
i) said second field of force applies, only at the second position at which at least one second point of stable equilibrium is generated, a stimulus to lyse the at least one selected first particle to be lysed and said second field of force being designed such that at least one first particle that is not selected to be lysed remains at the first position;
ii) said first pattern of voltages and said second pattern of voltages are applied in a time sequence to the same said electrodes.

US Pat. No. 10,166,543

CELL CAPTURING CARTRIDGE

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. A cell capturing cartridge comprising:a lower substrate having one side, the another side disposed opposite to the one side, and an upper surface connecting the one side to the another side;
a structure provided on the upper surface of the lower substrate and having a first side surface facing the one surface of the lower substrate and a second side surface disposed opposite to the first side surface and having a width greater than that of the first side surface; and
an upper substrate provided on the structure,
wherein the structure comprises:
first structures arranged in a first direction parallel to the one side of the lower substrate; and
a second structure that is offset from one of the first structures in the first direction, and
the first structures are disposed closer to the one side of the lower substrate than the second structure,
wherein the structure comprises a capturing part recessed from the first side surface to the second side surface thereof,
wherein the capturing part comprises:
a first portion disposed adjacent to the first side surface; and
a second portion connected to the first portion
wherein a width of the second portion is greater than a width of the first portion.

US Pat. No. 10,166,542

METHODS, SYSTEMS AND APPARATUS FOR MICROFLUIDIC CRYSTALLIZATION BASED ON GRADIENT MIXING

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a first layer;
a plurality of first channels and a plurality of vacuum chambers both arranged in the first layer, wherein the plurality of vacuum chambers are each coupled to at least one of the plurality of first channels;
a membrane biased to a closed position, the membrane having a first surface and a second surface, wherein the first surface of the membrane is coupled to the first layer;
a second layer coupled to the second surface of the membrane;
a plurality of wells and a plurality of second channels both arranged in the second layer, wherein the plurality of wells are each coupled to at least one of the plurality of second channels;
a plurality of barrier walls disposed in the plurality of second channels, wherein each of the plurality of barrier walls is arranged opposite to one of the plurality of vacuum chambers.

US Pat. No. 10,166,523

SUPPORT STRUCTURE FOR A BODY OF POLYCRYSTALLINE DIAMOND MATERIAL DURING LEACHING

Element Six Limited, Cou...

1. A method of processing a body of polycrystalline diamond (PCD) material having a non-diamond phase comprising a diamond catalyst/solvent and/or one or more metal carbides, the method comprising:locating the body of PCD material to be processed in a support formed of or coated with a polyketone based plastics material;
forming a sealing closure between the body PCD material and the support to separate a region of the body of PCD material to be treated from a region not to be treated;
inserting the body of PCD material and support into a leaching vessel, the leaching vessel containing an amount of leaching mixture;
leaching an amount of the diamond catalyst/solvent and/or one or more metal carbides from the PCD material by exposing at least a portion of the PCD material to the leaching mixture; wherein,
the leaching mixture comprises nitric acid diluted in water, the nitric acid comprising between around 2 to 5 wt % in the nitric acid and water mixture, and one or more additional mineral acids.

US Pat. No. 10,166,521

PROCESS AND SYSTEM FOR CONVERSION OF CARBON DIOXIDE TO CARBON MONIXIDE

CCP Technology GmbH, (DE...

1. An apparatus for converting carbon dioxide CO2 into carbon monoxide CO comprising:a hydrocarbon converter for decomposing a hydrocarbon containing fluid into carbon and hydrogen, wherein the hydrocarbon converter comprises at least one process chamber having at least one inlet for a hydrocarbon containing fluid and at least one outlet for carbon and hydrogen, and wherein the hydrocarbon converter comprises at least one unit for introducing energy into the process chamber, the energy consisting at least partially of heat, wherein the at least one unit for introducing energy into the process chamber is designed in such a way that it can generate, at least locally, temperatures above 1000° C.;
a CO2 converter for converting CO2 into CO, the CO2 converter comprising at least one further process chamber having at least one inlet for CO2 adapted to introduce CO2 from an external CO2 source into the CO2 converter, at least one inlet for carbon and hydrogen, and at least one outlet, wherein the inlet for carbon and hydrogen is directly connected to the at least one outlet of the hydrocarbon converter.